Work begins to protect Crystal Palace dinosaurs

PUBLISHED: 17:49 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:49 10 November 2015

Crystal Palace park and waterfall

Crystal Palace park and waterfall


Conservation to the Iguanadon statue began this week

Statues at the Crystal Palace Park are undergoing conservation work this week.

The standing Iguanadon statue is the first to receive treatment, and will take up to six weeks.

The statue is one of 30 in Crystal Palace Park, dating back to the mid-19th century.

Each of the statues, depicting a variety of extinct animals, including dinosaurs, is Grade I-listed.

Current funds are not sufficient to cover conservation work on all the dinosaurs, with fundraisers currently attempting to raise more cash.

Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of Bromley said, “This is a pivotal moment in the future of the park with this promised investment delivering significant improvements now to deliver further parkwide regeneration in the near future.”

“The dinosaurs are internationally recognised and the park’s most unique asset. The Iguanodon, the first dinosaur to undergo treatment, is

perhaps the most iconic of all the dinosaurs and we will soon be able to marvel at this fantastic feature just as the Victorians did over 150 years ago.”

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