Upmarket South Kensington is home to cultural heavyweights like the Victoria and Albert Museum, showing art, sculpture, and design from ancient to contemporary times. Collections at the Natural History Museum include fossils and gemstones, while the Science Museum has a kid-focused interactive gallery and an IMAX cinema. An eclectic dining scene offers chic Japanese and European restaurants, plus unfussy chain eats. Following the success 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park for which the Crystal Palace was built, an 87 acre area, around what is now Exhibition Road, was purchased by the commissioners of the exhibition in order to create a home for institutions dedicated to the arts and sciences. The result was the foundation of the Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History Museums, as well as Imperial College.