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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
10am-5pm up to
Saturday 15th June 2019

The Exhibition area is being refurbished over the coming months so will be closed from 17th June 2019 and will re-open later this year.

Please contact [email protected] for further queries.

Ticket Prices

  • £5

    Standard entry *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

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

  • £4

    Concessions *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

    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 *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

    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 *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

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

    All persons under 18 years of age *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

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

    All persons in education *Exhibition closed from 17th June 2019

    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  [email protected]


Tours will no longer be available after 17th June 2019

Contact [email protected] for further queries