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Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail (Crystal Palace)


Posted on January 14th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. 7 comments

Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail (Crystal Palace)

The Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail takes you back to a time well before mobile phones.

The year is 1852. The Crystal Palace Company moves to Penge and commissions leading scientist of the day, Richard Owen to create the life size model dinosaurs for the park, with the aid of artist Benjamin Hawkins.

Join them during this audio trail as they bring the world’s first theme park to life, in what we now know as Crystal Palace Park.

Audio Trail files

01 The first theme park

02 Megaloceros

03 A giant ground sloth

04 Mosasaurus

05 If only they had known about T.Rex

06 Paxtons Bridge

07 Iguanadon dinner party

08 Old crocs

09 The beginning of time

10 A Hylaeosaurus eye view

Darwin_and_the_Dinosaurs_PDF map

“Audio Trails have brought Charles Darwin and his science to life through a series of exciting trails and dramatic stories. They are helping us to raise the profile of Darwin during his Bicentenary year and introduce wider audiences of all ages to his important work and the local heritage.

They have worked and consulted closely with our local experts and target groups to produce innovative and fun interpretation, allowing us to promote Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory without the need for numerous interpretation boards encroaching on the visual aspect of the sensitive landscape.”

Aimee Jones, London Borough of Bromley

Five more Charles Darwin-themed audio trails were produced as part of the project on behalf of the London Borough of Bromley’s Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory.

Download them all from our Charles Darwin audio trails – Bromley page.





7 responses to “Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail (Crystal Palace)”

  1. […] but why not go direct and Wiki it yourself. Or one up me, and do the Darwin and the Dinosaurs audiotrail . I have been meaning to for ages, but it  struck me as rude to plug things in my ears in the […]

  2. […] Download a free audio tour to discover the heritage of the park here […]

  3. […] since the Victorian era and they haven’t lost their wow factor. You can even download an audio guide before you […]

  4. […] Its also an ideal place for family fun day, I’m sure your kids would love to go to this Victorian “Jurassic Park” to see a Dinosaur on their real life size, and learn some fun fact about it from the description panel, and the audio trails that you could listen to from your smart phone in here. […]

  5. […] park is filled with walks like Darwin and the Dinosaurs walk with an audio guide offered through Audiotrails. This trail moves throughout the park with easy numbering following statues like this large […]

  6. […] we’d call these wonky beasts a good first effort. Crystal Palace Park; Thicket Road, London; Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail Like that? Try this: The family-friendly Horniman Museum, with its on-site petting zoo and […]



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