Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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Founded in 1993, the Museum features Fleming's laboratory restored to its condition in 1928 when he discovered penicillin in that very room. The Museum was designated an International Historic Chemical Landmark in 1999 by the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry. The educational programme of the museum was coinsidered a model for smaller museums in Italy at a conference on museum educatioon held in Rome in 1999. The Museum is located in a grade II listed building within St Mary's Hospital and has been used extensively as a film location.

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Opening hours

Mon-Thurs 1000-1300
Other times by appointment

Closed: Public holidays and between Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Adult £4-00
Concession £2-00

Additional info

Staff will visit schools, colleges, universities and community groups with lectures and presentations on Fleming, the history of penicillin, the history of medicine, hospitals, nursing and microbiology.

Material relating to Alexander Fleming, penicillin, antibiotics, twentieth-century microbiology/bacteriology and St Mary's Hospital.

Collection details

Archives, Medicine, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Alexander Fleming
  • penicillin
  • antibiotics
  • microbiology
  • bacteriology
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Alexander Fleming and the development of penicillin

Education pack using original source material (photographs, first hand accounts, facsimiles of manuscripts, tables of data, charts) with worksheets on the discovery and development of penicillin


  • Kevin Brown

How to obtain

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Hospitals and nursing 1845-1948, a century of health care at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington

Education pack using original source material from St Mary's Hospital Archives on the hospitals and nursing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries before the National Health Service.


  • Kevin Brown


  • St Mary's Hospital Archives

How to obtain

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
St Mary's Hospital
Praed Street
Greater London
W2 1NY


Education work



020 7886 6528


020 7886 6739

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