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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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Cool little spot

Just walking the street one evening, I discovered this little, but historic spot. It was closed at... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Penicillin - a 20th century discovery!

Didn't know this existed until looking for something to do close to Paddington Station before... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Rebecca M
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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 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.

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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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 Andrew S
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
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
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

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