The Crystal

The Crystal A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens exploring the future of cities. Visit us in London's Royal Docks or at www.thecrystal.org
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Welcome to the Crystal! The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens exploring how we can create a better future for our cities. Home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability,it brings together city decision makers and the public. As a world-class centre for dialogue, discovery and learning, it reveals the challenges that cities face, and the ways we can reduce their environmental impact using sustainable technology.

Mission: The Crystal is for everyone who cares about creating a better future for our cities. Visitors to the Crystal can explore an interactive exhibition about trends affecting cities, and ways to make them more sustainable and better places to live.

Our Exhibition area is currently being refurbished and will be closed from the 17th June. The event spaces and café will...
07/06/2019

Our Exhibition area is currently being refurbished and will be closed from the 17th June. The event spaces and café will still be open (café closed to public 20/06/19). For enquiries about bookings, please contact enquiries. [email protected]. Stay tuned for further updates.

GM produce…Ethical meat…We spoke to food futurologists ‘The Robin Collective’ about how current research around sustaina...
22/05/2019
Could this be the School Dinner of the Future? | The Crystal

GM produce…Ethical meat…

We spoke to food futurologists ‘The Robin Collective’ about how current research around sustainability might influence what food we eat in the future.

Naturally, we then asked them to design the school dinner of 2050. This was the result… https://www.thecrystal.org/could-this-be-the-school-dinner-of-the-future/

As innovations in technology advance and eco-friendly alternatives proliferate, we can expect many aspects of our lives to change. One area in which we can expect …

Seaweed muffins, wonky veg, cricket shakes…Could this be the future of school dinners? We spoke to food futurologists ‘T...
11/05/2019
Could this be the School Dinner of the Future? | The Crystal

Seaweed muffins, wonky veg, cricket shakes…Could this be the future of school dinners? We spoke to food futurologists ‘The Robin Collective’ to explore what school dinners could look like in 2050.
https://www.thecrystal.org/could-this-be-the-school-dinner-of-the-future/

As innovations in technology advance and eco-friendly alternatives proliferate, we can expect many aspects of our lives to change. One area in which we can expect …

07/05/2019

The Crystal Exhibition will be CLOSED to the public on 14th-15th May 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Looking for something egg-cellent to do this Easter Bank Holiday? 🐣 Just hop over to our sustainable exhibition for a ch...
13/04/2019

Looking for something egg-cellent to do this Easter Bank Holiday? 🐣

Just hop over to our sustainable exhibition for a chocolatey treasure hunt! You’ll also find Easter-themed craft tables, prizes, and a raft of activities your little egg-splorers will love.

Open 10am to 5pm on Good Friday (19th April), Easter Saturday (20th April) and Easter Monday (22nd April.)

Who is joining us and switching off for Earth Hour at 8:30pm tonight? It’s time to #Connect2Earth
30/03/2019

Who is joining us and switching off for Earth Hour at 8:30pm tonight? It’s time to #Connect2Earth

Bring your kids along and join us for a special Easter weekend at the Crystal.🐰 Participate in our Easter-themed activit...
29/03/2019

Bring your kids along and join us for a special Easter weekend at the Crystal.🐰

Participate in our Easter-themed activities and take part in our annual treasure hunt to get your hands on some Crystal goodies!

Open 10am to 5pm on Good Friday (19th April), Easter Saturday (20th April) and Easter Monday (22nd April.)

06/03/2019

The Exhibition and Cafe will be CLOSED to the public on 13th-14th & 29th-30th March 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

14/02/2019

The Crystal Exhibition will be CLOSED to the public on TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

06/02/2019

The Crystal Cafe will be CLOSED to the public on Wednesday 13th February 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

11/01/2019

The Crystal Exhibition will be CLOSED to the public on FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If one of your New Year resolutions is to get healthier by running then Parkrun is a great place to start. The Victoria ...
07/01/2019
Victoria Dock parkrun | Victoria Dock parkrun

If one of your New Year resolutions is to get healthier by running then Parkrun is a great place to start. The Victoria Dock Parkrun is perfect for local residents or for Parkrun tourists looking for a new London course.

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

14/12/2018

Opening Times Over Christmas & New Year's Period

EXHIBITION
22nd December 2018: Closing Early at 4pm
23rd-26th December 2018: CLOSED
27th-29th December 2018: Open As Normal
30th-31st December 2018: CLOSED
1st January 2019: CLOSED
2nd January 2019: Open As Normal

CAFE
22nd-23rd December 2018: Open 10am-4pm
24th-26th December 2018: CLOSED
27th-30th December 2018: Open 10am-5pm
31st December 2018: CLOSED
1st January 2019: CLOSED
2nd January 2019: Open As Normal

The sun is shining and guess which game has already arrived to the Crystal!Here is a sneaky peek of what is going on… We...
10/05/2018

The sun is shining and guess which game has already arrived to the Crystal!

Here is a sneaky peek of what is going on… We are so looking forward to meeting our agents and celebrating Summer.

Don’t forget to use our social media! @thecrystalorg #eventprofs #agencies #eventlife #eventsagencies

04/05/2018

Be an advocate for sustainability and "Organise Your Way" - Take a look at our events offer, available for a limited time only!

02/05/2018

Calling all #eventprofs #agencies #eventlife #eventsagencies – don’t forget to RSVP for our Summer Celebration @thecrystalorg, this 10th of May, for more information call the events team on 020 7055 6400.

Is plastic the worst threat to the River Thames? We investigate ways to improve the UK’s most important waterway.
24/04/2018
The Problem with Plastic: How The Thames is Changing

Is plastic the worst threat to the River Thames? We investigate ways to improve the UK’s most important waterway.

Before it became the iconic backdrop for Eastenders, the Thames, quite frankly, stank. In fact, according to a report in the Guardian during the

With the U.K. having had its fair share of floods, experts share their views on whether the capital could be next.
28/03/2018
Will London Flood in the Future?

With the U.K. having had its fair share of floods, experts share their views on whether the capital could be next.

The U.K. has had its fair share of floods. Many have been caused by violent and sudden downpours, whereas others have been the final call on an

From virtual reality school trips to interactive classrooms, we explore how future generations might be educated in the ...
21/02/2018
How Will Technology Shape the School of Tomorrow?

From virtual reality school trips to interactive classrooms, we explore how future generations might be educated in the year 2050.

Cast your mind back to when you were at school. What do you see? Blackboards? Wooden desks? Textbooks, perhaps? These items have typified our

Drop in this week for some half term crafts! https://tinyurl.com/y9vbpczd
12/02/2018
The Crystal | Event Details | Half Term Crafts

Drop in this week for some half term crafts! https://tinyurl.com/y9vbpczd

Drop in to the exhibition this half term and we'll help you turn an empty milk carton into something useful! Join our upcycling workshop anytime between 10.00am and 3.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Fun for the whole family! Call us on 02070556400 for more information.

Calling all Schools in East London - enter the Great British Spring Clean Schools Competition 2018 and you may get to di...
30/01/2018
Calling all litter heroes! « East London Waste Authority

Calling all Schools in East London - enter the Great British Spring Clean Schools Competition 2018 and you may get to display your work right here at the Crystal!
https://tinyurl.com/ydhvvwwr

This March we’ll see the return of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. The aim this year is to get 500,000 people outdoors cleaning up their school or local communities.

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Visit our exhibition this year and we‘ll help you decide: https://tinyurl.com/ycvt...
03/01/2018

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Visit our exhibition this year and we‘ll help you decide: https://tinyurl.com/ycvtjupl

Looking for something to do with the family this holiday? Pop over to the Crystal today and tomorrow for discounted entr...
22/12/2017

Looking for something to do with the family this holiday? Pop over to the Crystal today and tomorrow for discounted entry and drop-in crafts! https://tinyurl.com/y9qt68px

Visit our exhibition this month and enjoy a December discount – adult entrance is now just £5! https://https://tinyurl.c...
11/12/2017
The Crystal | Event Details | December Discounts!

Visit our exhibition this month and enjoy a December discount – adult entrance is now just £5! https://https://tinyurl.com/y8878x62

Visit the Crystal throughout December and take advantage of our fantastic discounts! Adult admission: Was £8, now £5 Concession admission: Was £5, now £4 Visit our gift shop too for a range of new deals. Entrance remains free of charge for all Newham residents, students and teachers and under 18...

Could more trees by water sources improve sanitation? A global study examined the quality of watersheds in countries lik...
01/11/2017

Could more trees by water sources improve sanitation? A global study examined the quality of watersheds in countries like Bangladesh and Nigeria to find the answer. http://sie.ag/2gHYWA3

What’s the story behind Asia’s infrastructure boom? McKinsey Director Jonathan Woetzel shares his thoughts. http://sie.a...
30/10/2017

What’s the story behind Asia’s infrastructure boom? McKinsey Director Jonathan Woetzel shares his thoughts. http://sie.ag/2wZGrgu

As India appears among the most densely populated countries on the planet, low-cost homes are becoming the go-to solutio...
27/10/2017

As India appears among the most densely populated countries on the planet, low-cost homes are becoming the go-to solution for builders and buyers. http://sie.ag/2ypLtod

Taking action on #climatechange presents a tremendous opportunity to make societies more  wealthy, healthy, and happy. T...
25/10/2017

Taking action on #climatechange presents a tremendous opportunity to make societies more wealthy, healthy, and happy.
Take note of how the authorities in #Australia believe that the country isn't addressing the issue correctly. See more: http://sie.ag/2hgmUSu

Singapore is harnessing the power of the sun to fuel the development of its clean energy industry. Have a look: http://s...
25/10/2017

Singapore is harnessing the power of the sun to fuel the development of its clean energy industry. Have a look: http://sie.ag/2wZT8bp

When it comes to water, Hong Kong is in a paradoxical situation. This is why city planners decided to turn the city’s we...
23/10/2017

When it comes to water, Hong Kong is in a paradoxical situation. This is why city planners decided to turn the city’s weakness into a strength. http://sie.ag/2gkErfO

How are cities tackling #climatechange? A new report aimed to help other cities minimize the impact of climate change di...
23/10/2017

How are cities tackling #climatechange? A new report aimed to help other cities minimize the impact of climate change disasters in the future has been released.
Read the most innovative green solutions from 73 cities and 29 countries here: http://sie.ag/2w4P88P

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1 Siemens Brothers Way
London
E16 1GB

DLR to Royal Victoria Cable car to Emirates Royal Docks

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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