Francis Crick Institute

Francis Crick atrium

The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Our work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, our founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick runs a rolling programme of free public exhibitions and events. Please check the website for more details

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Latest public exhibition: Craft & Graft: Making Science Happen, 1 March 2019 until 30 November 2019
Open to the public: Wednesdays 10am – 8pm and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.

Admission charges

Free of charge

Getting there

Nearest tube / train is Kings Cross St Pancras

Additional info

Exhibition and café

Getting there

Nearest tube / train is Kings Cross St Pancras

Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road




020 3796 0000

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