20th & 21st September 2014 the subway will again be open as part of Open House London.
The ballot for places is now closed and tickets have been allocated.
If you were not successful in the ballot but would like to know more about the subway you could visit our heritage exhibition in the Crystal Palace Concert Platform. Opening times 10am - 3pm both days
Southwark Model Railway Club will have their model of the High Level Station there and they will be running replicas of the last trains to leave the station exactly 60 years ago.
Stories, photos, maps, plans, video and audio will all be on display
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