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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum - London, United Kingdom
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Praed Street, London, United Kingdom W2 1NYMap
St Mary's Hospital
+44 20 7886 6528
Neighborhood: Bayswater/ Paddington

In 1928 a young Scot named Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery which was to prove one of the most significant medical advances of the last century. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in the archives of St Mary's Hospital sits on the actual site of the laboratory where Fleming made his discovery of penicillin. It features an exhibition, a reconstruction of his working environment and a video which narrates the extraordinary story. Amazingly, the scientific community ignored Fleming's work for more than a decade before a group of chemists in Oxford came up with a way of purifying penicillin. Fleming's perseverance eventually earned him a Nobel prize, and the rest, as they say, is history.  

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Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Other, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Paddington
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