Join this special guided tour 
Step inside the Great Exhibition - 1851
Wednesday 14th December 2016
18:30 for 19:00 hour start
Austin Court, Cambridge Street
near Library of Birmingham
Come and join us for a very special tour of the magnificent Great Exhibition of 1851 in the Crystal Palace with its glistening glass and iron stucture from the Black Country.

Our guide, David De Haan, will take us through the crowds in Hyde Park - some of the more than six million visitors - and into the magnificent exhibition of the newest technology, great works of art and so much more.

We may even catch a glimpse of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of their many visits with their family and other famous faces from the Duke of Wellington to a very grumpy Mr Charles Dickens.

So don’t delay order your ticket for this unique History West Midlands event.

Places are limited.

Step inside the Great Exhibition 1851 Tickets only £15
including refreshments

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Step inside the Great Exhibition 1851
A special guide
  • Read how Prince Albert came to Birmingham to learn more about exhibitions.
  • Learn how the Black Country made the Crystal Palace possible.
  • See how Birmingham - the city of a 1000 trades - showed off it goods to the world.
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Art and Industry: The 1851 Exhibition
Includes specially created plan

A special fold out spread
David de Haan About your guide

David de Haan recently retired Senior Curator and Director of Learning at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and until 2012 Programme Director of the Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham.
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