Room 122b: Britain Discovery Area
Room 122b is one of three Discovery Areas within the British Galleries. Here you can try on a corset or a crinoline as well as experiment with building a crystal palace. Fashionable women wore crinolines under their dresses from about 1857 to the late 1860s. The Crystal Palace housed the Great Exhibition of 1851 and was dismantled and re-built in South London in 1854 and then destroyed by fire in 1936. There are also other interactive options in this rooms as well as the opportunity to try out a stereograph - a special camera with two lenses used to create two images which when combined gave the illusion of perspective and depth.
Room 122b is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.