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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Address: St Mary's Hospital | Praed Street, London W2, England (Paddington / Maida Vale)
Phone Number: 020 - 7886 6528
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Ranked #459 of 924 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nothing special, could be really improved and more interactive. But its Ok and should be visited by health professionals.

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Highland, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I came. I saw. I Nergasmed. If you like the sciences or just like to learn interesting stuff, come here. It isn't a popular attraction because only nerds, like myself, enjoy this stuff! Mom, Dad, and I got a nice tour and about an hour of the tour guide just talking to us and answering questions. NO ONE GOES HERE,... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband and I visited this museum as we wanted to see it but also see things different from the normal tourist trail. A short, few minutes walk from the tube station situated within St Mary's hospital, it's well signposted. £4 entry per adult and you are shown the actual room/lab where this amazing discovery was made plus a 20/30... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The hallways are fairly small. I liked the area of where Fleming worked but I didn't need a 30 minute talk about it despite the guide being really nice. I also then watched some video about the discovery of penicillin which was basically what the guide in the room told me before. The actual 'museum' is small and nothing that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The museum itself is small, is Fleming's lab, which is just a room inside the hospital. However, the story presented is very interesting ! You are first watching a 10 minutes movie about Fleming and his discovery. Then you go to his lab, which contains all the original items. A nice men presented to me and my husband everything he... More 

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Wales, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Felt like a personal tour of Fleming's work place. Small, beautifully laid out and very helpful curators. You only need 45 minutes or so to see it so go if you are at Paddington and have any interest in the discovery of a drug that changed all our lives.

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

It is nice to see the one room laboratory where Alexander Fleming worked, but the accompanying audio-visual in another room is somewhat dated. The small museum was set up in 1992 and needs to be brought into the 21st century. The curators are most enthusiastic.

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Took my daughter to this tiny little museum while we were in London on Harry Potter fan business. She's going to major in biochemistry in college, so this was an important detour for her. The Fleming Lab Museum is easy to find. Once you're there, it will dawn on you that you are standing in the VERY SAME ROOM where... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

London is the holy grail for microbiologists - at the Fleming Laboratory, you can see the very room where Dr. Fleming discovered penicillin. The curator, Kevin Brown, happily will explain the history and spend as much time answering questions as you want. I was as excited to see this museum as I had been to see the Pasteur Institute in... More 

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