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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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the birthplace of Penicillin... get to know about the megaproject of the 20th century

"That's funny"- remark by Sir Alexander Fleming was the eureka moment of penicillin discovery. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yogendra Pratap S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Very interesting and an enthusiastic guide. You should just go there. It's part of St. Mary's... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
The Netherlands
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Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin.
Praed Street | St Mary's Hospital, London W2, England
Paddington / Maida Vale
+44 20 7886 6528
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"That's funny"- remark by Sir Alexander Fleming was the eureka moment of penicillin discovery. The museum located at a corner of St. Mary's Hospital is a small room full of rich inspiring history. The curator Kevin Brown makes the visit even more interesting by telling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yogendra Pratap S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Very interesting and an enthusiastic guide. You should just go there. It's part of St. Mary's. There is no entry fee but volunteers appreciate a small donation.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 12esther
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Just walking the street one evening, I discovered this little, but historic spot. It was closed at the time so I returned a couple days later around opening time. It has odd time/hours. Rang the bell and was greeted by two lovely ladies. went up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 20 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ann R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mike1947G
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Rebecca M
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank A9278TZandrews
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jellybellydancer
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David L
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