First London International Exposition of 1851

World's first international exposition - a great success

: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations
: May 1, 1851 - October 15, 1851
: London (South Kensington, Hyde Park)
No. of visitors
: 6,039,000 (no. of those who visited the exposition for a fee)

This was the world's first international exposition, which was realized by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria and President of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. The exposition successfully demonstrated to the world that the United Kingdom, which had been developing steadily since the Industrial Revolution, possessed overwhelming industrial capacity. The number of visitors to the exposition was equivalent to approximately one-third of the total British population at that time. The exposition yielded a profit of approximately 180,000 pounds. Moreover, Crystal Palace, a venue building, attracted wide public attention as an exhibit structure.


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