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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Praed Street | St Mary's Hospital, London W2, England
+44 20 7886 6528
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Alexander Fleming museum

An excellent museun by St Marys hospital. All equipment was there which Fleming discovered... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ann R
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Hidden Treasure

This is not the easiest of museums to find, a little door off Praed Street in St Mary's Hospital... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike1947G
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Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Praed Street | St Mary's Hospital, London W2, England
Paddington / Maida Vale
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An excellent museun by St Marys hospital. All equipment was there which Fleming discovered Penicillin. Well presented by volunteers and lots of history.

Thank Ann R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not the easiest of museums to find, a little door off Praed Street in St Mary's Hospital - and you may have to press the door buzzer more than once to get admitted. It is a tiny museum, mainly the actual laboratory where...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Didn't know this existed until looking for something to do close to Paddington Station before returning home and it popped up on Google maps! My partner was very excited and loved the visit. It isn't the easiest of places to find as you have to...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Part of a small tour group, we were guided by Stephen who did an excellent job in taking us through the history of the building, the pub over the road, the lab and Fleming himself.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I am writing this review after visiting the museum with my two children aged 10 and 14. I do not have a scientific background, but I am extremely interested in the topic. Overall the museum was disappointing. Despite my excitement of the subject, we returned...More

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I have had an interest in the history of medicine since I studied it at A-Level nearly 30 years ago, I am also a nurse who has seen first hand the impact of Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, so I was disappointed to discover the...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This small and eccentric museum conveys the situation in which Fleming discovered penicillin in a very authentic way. As one visits his laboratory you can almost feel how it must have been to work in this tiny space. There is a video which puts you...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

A small museum with slightly odd opening times-mainly because it is run by volunteers who do a brilliant job. Saying that, it really could do with a bit of a refurb. You can see the exact laboratory where Flemming worked and made his discovery, but...More

Thank Figs_Olives
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum in a wing of St. Mary's Hospital on Praed Street, 5 minutes walk from Paddington Station, where Alexander H. Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. It is a reconstruction of the tiny laboratory where he worked. On the floor below is...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hidden and not so easy to find, very near to Paddington station, it was like stepping into a time-machine. We were guided by a historian who is researching at the hospital and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed this short visit very much.

1  Thank Micky B
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