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The Great Exhibition 1851 – GI 21 174 (Face to Face)

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18 January 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Jenny Frendo BA

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Date: 18 January 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Length of Course:
1 Day
£11.60 – £14.00
Reference Code:
GI 21 174
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


The Great Exhibition was a showcase for the marvels of the age and attracted over six million visitors. While for some it was a jolly day out, there were many who saw it as an opportunity to learn more about the wonders of the new age of industry. This short course will look at the impact of the exhibition and consider why it attracted so much criticism.


Philip Brannan, The Great Exhibition - Crystal Palace - The South Side from near the Princes Gate, looking West, 1851, colour lithograph, Ackermann & Co.


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