Get in touch to get involved with activities or volunteering on this exciting heritage project.
We have lots of mysteries to solve such as what happened to the hundreds of sculptures that once occupied Crystal Palace Park, and we need your help to track down the clues.
We're looking forward to working with local people to hear their memories of the sculptures and discover what excites them about the Sculptures of Crystal Palace Park.
This award will enable Invisible Palace to develop resources and activities over a number of years, thanks to National Lottery players.
Invisible Palace has been awarded a £78,400 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for work with local people to create activities and resources connected to the Sculptures of Crystal Palace Park
Following on from the successful social media series Sculpture Saturdays, Invisible Palace has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £78,400 for an exciting heritage project exploring the Sculptures of Crystal Palace Park. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project is inspired by people’s responses to the remaining sculptures in the park. Guy the Gorilla is a favourite with children, while all ages climb and sit on the Sphinx.
At one time the sculptures who looked out across the terraces represented important areas for trade such as Turkey, India, and South America; this world view is an important part of the history of Crystal Palace Park. The sculptures themselves lead complicated lives; they can be moved from place to place, damaged, sold off, and even lost.
People who get involved in the project, starting this September, will have the opportunity to join archive, gallery, and site visits to gather resources, evidence, and inspiration. The ideas and information gathered will contribute to a walking tour of the sculptures and two introductory leaflets, one designed by and for adults with learning disabilities.
Invisible Palace will work closely with two other organisations, Paxton Green Time Bank and Willow Learning for Life, both organisations are led by their members.