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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Neighborhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
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Address: St Mary's Hospital | Praed Street, London W2, England
Phone Number: 020 - 7886 6528
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Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist...

Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin.

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A great history lesson for anyone in Healthcare Science / medicine

visited the museum after a recommendation from a laboratory colleague. Just £4 to enter , the curator and other volunteers that run the museum are extremely knowledgable. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited the museum after a recommendation from a laboratory colleague. Just £4 to enter , the curator and other volunteers that run the museum are extremely knowledgable. Great to see the laboratory and all the old equipment, this would be a great little history lesson for anyone and extremely interesting for those working as healthcare professionals. The hospital is a... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Undoubtedly the excitement is great to think that a small observation led to a very important turning point for all humanity. How many of us they have never used the penicillin - or its derivati- least once in their life or the lives of loved ones almost always successful. The discovery has offered humanity a different perspective of life, less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This tiny museum is simply awesome. I am not even a science person and I loved it. The history here is amazing. If you ever took penicillin, or even know about penicillin, you should go to this museum. The museum is the lab of Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin and in doing so, changed the world. The museum is in... More 

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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
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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 

1 Thank Vazbo
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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