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The Future of Cities

The Crystal exhibition features interactive exhibits, films, and animations, allowing visitors to explore a range of issues including city trends, urban planning, smart buildings, safety and security, energy, water, healthy lifestyles, environment, and mobility. The urban planning exhibition also features case studies from cities around the world sharing innovative ideas, and the ‘Future Life’ theatre invites you to imagine how cities might look in 2050.


Exhibition Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Sunday, Monday

Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing

The Exhibition will be closed to the public on 14th & 15th May 2019

We will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019, 10am-5pm

Ticket Prices

  • £5

    Standard entry

    Two weeks entry from date of purchase and a 10% discount at the shop and café on day of purchase.

  • £4


    For people aged 60 and over, and for disabled people plus one carer (both pay £4). All the benefits of the Standard entry ticket are included.

  • £25

    Friends of the Crystal

    Unlimited entry for a year from date of purchase, a free copy of the Crystal book and 10% discount at the shop and café for a year. Join on arrival or download the form below. Enquire at the Crystal for reduced Student and Newham Resident Memberships. Friends of the crystal membership form

  • Residents of the London Borough of Newham

    with photo ID and a document sent in the last three months detailing name and address.

    All persons under 18 years of age

    with photo ID. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    All persons in education

    with student or teacher ID or letter on headed notepaper from the educational establishment. For educational groups, please book in advance via your educational email address (.edu, .ac, etc.) at


Tuesday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Pre-booking is highly recommended

Contact to book your tour and for further information