Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London

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St Mary's Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, London, that was 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 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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  • I have had an interest in the history of medicine since I studied it at A-Level nearly 30 years ago, I am also a nurse who has seen first hand the impact of Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin...  more »
  • This small and eccentric museum conveys the situation in which Fleming discovered penicillin in a very authentic way. As one visits his laboratory you can almost feel how it must have been to work in ...  more »
  • We could not enter but we enjoy the environment on whether the hospital and its architecture, with many restrictions of schedules
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  • Nice to see. Very small but the guided tour and video is informative. You are not supposed to take photos of the laboratory, but I guess people have sneaked it. You can buy the book about penicillin written by the gentleman in charge. It's a big pricier than Amazon but I view it as supporting the museum. You can watch a movie on YouTube.
  • 小而美的博物館,座落在醫院內部,紀念在此發現抗生素的佛萊明。全票4磅,學生票2磅,有展覽員互動式的解說(非常活潑好玩)、影片,與靜態展示。整個逛下來要40-60分鐘。 The entrance is a bit difficult to find, buried in the hospital complex. But once inside you'll find the three-stories museum is a fine little gem. The exhibitions are dated yet informative and well preserved, and the staff go out of their way to give you an immersive experience! Fees are 4lb./pp (2lb./pp for students). Reserve 45 minutes to hear the full performance-style story and watch a video on the history of Alexander Fleming and the discovery of Penicillin.
  • Historic. Elegant. Amazing!
  • Wow , history well kept
  • Delightful and moving small museum

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