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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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Address: St Mary's Hospital | Praed Street, London W2, England
Phone Number: +44 20 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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Small yet inspiring and interesting

Hidden and not so easy to find, very near to Paddington station, it was like stepping into a time-machine. We were guided by a historian who is researching at the hospital and he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden and not so easy to find, very near to Paddington station, it was like stepping into a time-machine. We were guided by a historian who is researching at the hospital and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed this short visit very much.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We visited this museum because we had a very short period of time left before leaving London. The AFLM is located less than five minutes walk from Paddington Station. Don't be deterred by the poor signage outside but once you get to the entrance of the hospital you will be able to follow the signs leading to it. The good... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Really interesting atmospheric museum, a small laboratory but it feels like you are touching history being in the place where penicillin was discovered. Well worth a visit, a hidden treasure.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

A very small museum set inside a working hospital. You can visit the very room where Fleming discovered 'mould juice' or penicillin as it became known as. The lab is kept dusty on purpose and although set up as a museum only 24 years ago, features some of Fleming's own equipment. It is very atmospheric. Another room has further information... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I had my own personal tour. A small but very interesting museum in the middle of St Mary's Hospital. You see the lab of Mr Fleming and his tools and other instruments. There is also a 10 minute film and quite a lot of information to read. Do not go if you are not interested in Mr Fleming or the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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