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The Faraday Museum

21 Albermarle Street, London, England
+44 20 7409 2992
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Scientific history - not as good as it used to be

Having been here around 10 years ago, I was eager to take the other half to the place which has... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
North Wales, UK
Good for a short free visit. Excellent cafe.

This museum is located in the basement of the Royal Institution. Allow 45 minutes or so for your... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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21 Albermarle Street, London, England
+44 20 7409 2992
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Having been here around 10 years ago, I was eager to take the other half to the place which has played such an important place in world science and discovery since the 1700s. The Royal Institution has hosted scientists such as Humphrey Davey and Michael...More

Thank TravellerFromNWales
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is located in the basement of the Royal Institution. Allow 45 minutes or so for your visit. There is a lot of historical exhibits / experiment apparatus either owned / used by Faraday and other scientists who worked in this very location. There...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Visited this museum in March 2017. Although a very small museum by normal standards. it was certainly very interesting. You can have a coffee in the basement area. Suggest visiting this museum whilst taking in the shops on Old Bond Street and New Bond Street....More

Thank Allan O
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very neat smallish museum with Michael Faraday's experiments and others of the time. If you have any interest in the history of physical sciences, it is worth a visit.

Thank Buzz P
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

On a weekend visit to London and wanted to visit the museum as a scientist. Some interesting parts - particularly the equipment and some of the thinking behind certain experiments but I wouldn't recommend going significantly out-your-way unless a specific event/activity has been organised.

1  Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

So many real scientific instruments, experiments and discoveries that you learn in school! The Christmas Lecture Theatre was a highlight for our kids too! This is a gem of a museum to come back for more in depth explorations.

1  Thank citineraries
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one of London's lesser known museums but well worth a visit if you are at all interested in science. There are displays of early equipment used by Faraday, Davey, Crookes, etc. The museum is housed in a magnificent building with a fine library...More

Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in science or the history of science, this is a great place to see the location of some great discoveries and lots of scientific equipment and artifacts. There are a few interactive displays, but it's old school with respect to lots...More

1  Thank Corinne Z
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very interesting - was expecting it to mostly be about how electricity is made but it centred on all the equipment that Faraday invented to do just that

Thank Aly M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Lots of interesting items in this museum - we had at least an hour and a half's walk around. Would say it was great for much younger children - some things entailed a lot of reading and understanding which was fine for us but no...More

2  Thank Elli D
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