The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations ran from 1 May to 15 October 1851.

The exhibition was a phenomenal success.

Some 6.2 million people (some 33% of the British population visited the exhibition as it came to symbolize the achievements of the Victorian age.

The profit it made was used to found the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum and a legacy that continues today.

Use the interactive environment below to navigate through our virtual Crystal Palace and experience Prince Alberts great achievement and what captured the hearts of the Victorian world.