The Crystal Palace dinosaurs are having an open day. It's a rare chance to set foot on the islands that are home to the 165-year-old models.
On 15 September 2019, Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs will lead tours onto the islands. You'll get an up-close glimpse of the historic sculptures, beloved by generations of visitors to Crystal Palace Park.
The open day will also feature story-telling, paleo-planting, expert talks, art fun for the kids and much more besides.
The models were erected when knowledge about dinosaurs was limited. Their anatomy is famously faulty. Less well known is that only a handful of the models actually represent dinosaurs, though they are collectively known by this nickname.
The dinosaurs are Grade-I listed, which means they have the same protection as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.