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Royal Institution of Great Britain

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A great find!

I found out about this fascinating place by chance despite living in London most of my life... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Brighton England
Lovely building

Came here as part of a school trip to watch the International Speaking Competition final (very... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I found out about this fascinating place by chance despite living in London most of my life! Located in the heart of Mayfair, it has a free and very interesting museum with exhibits about Davy and Faraday’s work. There’s also a nice cafe!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Oh dear. While there is no charge to enter, the museum could be so much better. First of all it has my pet hates: very dark in places which is extraordinary bearing in mind Faraday's discoveries about electricity, and the descriptions of the items are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Came here as part of a school trip to watch the International Speaking Competition final (very interesting!) the building was really lovely and very nicely decorated. Great facilities including a cafe, good number of toilets etc. No complaints about the building at all

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick visit as my husband was keen to see the Faraday exhibit. It was really interesting and it is great that all of his possessions from his laboratory had been preserved so well whilst it was used as a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first time here on Monday evening. Having recently enrolled my son as a young member we chose a talk by Sean Carroll of Cal Tech as the subject was one he was particularly interested in. Dr. Carroll's presentation was excellent. Engaging, funny and thought...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Donna W
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Seeing it from the outside I was expecting something more grand on the inside which is not the case. The 'museum' is a bit small but enough to have a sense of all the important research that took part in there over the years. And...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband gave a keynote speech in the Faraday Theatre for a conference. The Theatre was packed. I arrived after the conference had started just to hear him speak. So, I sat at the top level in the far back. I have to say that...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Mabel8
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went to listen to the talk by Harari based on his new book Homo Deus, a History of Tomorrow. Very stimulating with Harari taking lots of questions. Did not visit museum but it is worthwhile attending one of the public talks. Very stimulating and, as...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank John F
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for adults and children (young and old ) to see world class lectures. We have seen them on Black holes to life on planets and the technology (as it was last night) of Star Trek. Always informative and really good...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Kinrowan
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was expecting a breadth of scientific discoveries in this museum, from physics to chemistry to biology and so on. Instead, it was a floor dedicated to the discoveries of Michael Faraday (one of the museum's founders). I suppose I should have gone for one...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
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