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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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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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For such an important discovery which impacted on millions of people worldwide, this is such a short and insignificant museum. It's hidden away in St Mary's hospital and it the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

For such an important discovery which impacted on millions of people worldwide, this is such a short and insignificant museum. It's hidden away in St Mary's hospital and it the actual room where Fleming made his discovery. Lots of historical items to look at. I was annoyed that pictures are not allowed because I can't for the life of me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I spent a great time in the Alexander Fleming Museum. The museum is small but really interesting even if you are not a medical profesional. It should be noticed that in this small laboratory is where took place one of the most important discovery in medical field: the penicillin. Don´t miss how Alexander Fleming found this antibiotic, it´s really funny.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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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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 via mobile

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

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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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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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