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Time trail: Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

Crystal Palace is famous for its models of dinosaurs and other beasts created in the 1850s at a time when many of them were newly discovered. The Victorians also sought to show off the economic importance of Imperial Britain by reconstructing a cliff from the Coal Measures. The strata represented, with their true thicknesses, are from near Ashover in Derbyshire. Adjacent is a three-quarters scale lead mine cave in Carboniferous Limestone.

Nearest train station: Penge East

Distance: 0.8 miles (1,408 yards)

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Map of Crystal Palace Park

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Green Chain Walk Section 10