20th & 21st September 2014 the subway will again be open as part of Open House London. Download flyer here.
If you would like to be entered into the ballot for a chance to visit the subway on those dates you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
020 8133 0973 and provide the following information:
• Your name • Email/phone number • Postcode • Number of people in your party (maximum group of 4) • Ages of any children being accompanied by an adult • Day/time preference i.e. Sat or Sun and morning (10-1pm) or afternoon (1-4.30pm)
The ballot closes on Sunday 31 August and successful ballot winners will be notified by Monday 8 September. Please note that the subway has no disabled access and is not suitable for those with mobility issues. Hard hats will be provided and need to be worn throughout the visit.
CRYSTAL PALACE AT THE MOVIES
A free evening of 3½ short films starring the palace, the park and the subway, that frame Crystal Palace as a magical zone of pleasure and transformation. Suitable for adults and older children. Bar opens at 7pm.
When: 7.30pm Saturday 6 September 2014
Where: Antenna Studios, Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace, London SE19 3AN
Open House weekend also marks another important anniversary for Crystal Palace. On 19 September 1954, the very last train left Crystal Palace High Level Station and both the station and its subway were closed on 20 September; sixty years ago to the day of Open House 2014.
To mark the occasion The Southwark Model Railway Club have a model of the steam engine that pulled the last train and they will be running that on their impressive 32ft model of the station and tracks.
A must see for local historians, train enthusiasts and young people of all ages. The concert platform building has full disabled access.
Image by permission English Heritage
Inspired by the Subway – our research and oral history project aimed at recording how the subway has changed over the years and what it means to local people – is showcasing the materials gathered throughout the project.
The exhibition of audio visual material and art works will be held at the Concert Platform in Crystal Palace Park on 20 & 21 September 10am - 3pm to accompany Open House weekend.
Southwark Model Railway Club will be exhibiting their model of the High Level station at the Concert Platform, see our news item 60 year anniversary to read more.
Entry is completely free and everyone is welcome, so those who are unsuccessful in the Open House ballot will still be able to learn more about the subway and its unusual history. For those who have seen the subway, the exhibition will bring its history to life.
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Subway Open House 2014
Crystal Palace FREE FILMS
60 year anniversary
Inspired Project Exhibition
Subway Art Workshops