Description: The Great Exhibition, also known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was an international exhibition held in Hyde Park London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, was an enthusiastic promoter of the exhibition. A special building, nicknamed The Crystal Palace, was designed by Joseph Paxton with a cast iron frame and glass panels. This massive glass house was 1848 feet long by 454 feet wide, and went from plans to grand opening in just nine months. The building was later moved and reerected in an enlarged form at Sydenham in south London, an area that was renamed Crystal Palace.