Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London

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St Mary's Hospital is an NHS hospital in Paddington, in the City of Westminster, London, founded in 1845. Since the UK's first academic health science centre was created in 2008, it has been operated by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which also operates Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital.
Until 1988 the hospital ran St Mary's Hospital Medical School, part of the federal University of London. In 1988 it merged with Imperial College London, and then with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997 to form Imperial College School of Medicine. In 2007 Imperial College became an independent institution when it withdrew from the University of London.
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  • My teenage kids and myself absolutely loved the “private” 90 minute explanation and small tour of the laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. The microbiologist who...  more »
  • The Alexander Fleming Museum is where Fleming discovered Penicillin. It's open in the mornings and into the afternoon. It's best to check the opening hours. It is by St Marys hospital in Paddington...  more »
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  • Dramatic explanation by the guide. Good for kids. This is not a tourist spot. Visitors should respect this museum as a memorial. The exit is St Mary’s Hospital. That tells why. Lovely!
  • Awesome and worth it, even it's small you can get great reflections in terms of the oower of observation that Fleming did. It is inspirational for any science student. The way knowledge have 5o be translated into actiona . The visit helps to understand the fragility of humans without medication. You have to ring the bell, then upstairs you pay 4£ or 2£ (students with ID), yjere was an old lady who explains the lab {no photo's allowed, i didn't). Then you watch a 10 min movie, later tjere an exhibition of how the discovery became an industry. You may expend almost an hours. Nerdies like me more. Cheers.

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