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The Crystal

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The Crystal 1 Siemens Brothers Way | Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB, England
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and easy exhibition to explore. Plenty of interactive displays which are very good for young and old alike to learn about our environment and how to help to save it. This is particularly interesting to children who can have a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Interesting exhibition on urban sustainability with cool interactive features. High quality and futuristic displays which share important ideas- great for all ages

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very well researched informative insight to modern living and how we are trying to conserve our environment and planet, Ahand on here and there to keep the kids amused....and adults too

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I decided to visit this building with my boyfriend because he's a lot into technology. We booked a 'building tour' which gives very good insight into how the building itself was designed to be sustainable and automated in most of its aspects (imagine that in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Margherita F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The crystal is an amazing building with interactive areas which gives you the opportunity to consider how we live now will affect our future. The activities were well suited for our grandchildren (8/10) and packed with facts. Coupled with a ride on the Emerites 'sky...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe attached to the place. Good food, reasonable price. Lots of seats so never too busy. Can sit inside or out. And there's free copies of the guardian.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Dated and predictable exhibition about the future cities and the problems/solutions they face. Go to the London Museum if you want the same experience ... in this free museum in the city centre (not far far away from it) you get the same!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Koen V
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Although I'm no science buff, I found this place fascinating and would highly recommend it if you're interested in "futurology" - how cities will work in the future. There are lots of displays about the latest and future technologies, and they're organised in themed areas...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank PCS2401
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Unusual architecture and an educational small exhibition. Designed to make us think about our impact on the planet and how we can all behave better. Meeting facilities and lunch also excellent. Convenient dockland railway as well as the Emirates flying cable car, but if you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Spannerman0162
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great little exhibition, which we visited during a day out in Greenwich. The Crystal is right next to the Emirates Air Line at Royal Victoria. We only spent an hour there as it closes at 5pm but the staff were lovely, the exhibition interesting, visual...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sue H
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Response from Maja D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure a 7-yr old would love the exhibition and take away whatever she picks up, especially if the accompanying adults give added explanations pitched at her level of understanding. I would think you could easily... More