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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Praed Street | St Mary's Hospital, London W2, England
+44 20 7886 6528
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Interesting but could be so much more....

A small museum with slightly odd opening times-mainly because it is run by volunteers who do a... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
via mobile
Must see for Fleming fans, so so for others

This is a small museum in a wing of St. Mary's Hospital on Praed Street, 5 minutes walk from... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Museum features the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Praed Street | St Mary's Hospital, London W2, England
Paddington / Maida Vale
+44 20 7886 6528
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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

Thank Figs_Olives
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum in a wing of St. Mary's Hospital on Praed Street, 5 minutes walk from Paddington Station, where Alexander H. Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. It is a reconstruction of the tiny laboratory where he worked. On the floor below is...More

Thank AstronomerBill
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

1  Thank Micky B
Reviewed 25 October 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...More

1  Thank jessicacK575OC
Reviewed 20 October 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.

1  Thank jennifer19592016
Reviewed 2 September 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,...More

Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 22 August 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...More

1  Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed 31 May 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...More

Thank MarkNob
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

2  Thank PallantiaLab
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

1  Thank woggle
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