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Thursday, 3 May, 2001, 13:00 GMT 14:00 UK
Picture gallery: Festival of Britain
The Museum of London is planning an online exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Britain.

It was a celebration of all things British - designed to boost the image and spirits of the country after the trials of World War II.

The museum has launched an appeal to the eight million people who attended the UK-wide festival to send in their memories, as part of the project.

BBC News Online recalls some of the festival's key attractions.

Poster promoting the Landsbury estate
The festival's aim was to raise people's spirits while promoting the best in British design, industry and technology

Drawing by Bryan de Grineau - copyright of the Illustrated London News
The Dome of Discovery, drawn by Bryan de Grineau

Royal Festival Hall 1951
The Royal Festival Hall is the only remaining building from the South Bank exhibition centre

The Skylon under construction by Henry Grant
The famed, futuristic Skylon under construction - it was demolished after the festival

A poster showing Britain rising from World War II
The Museum of London has a collection of prints donated by one of the Festival organiser's Peter Kneebone

Rubber souvenir mat
Souvenirs, like this rubber mat by Suba Maid, were also found at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851



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