Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in Paddington, London W2
- by CityWest Residential
iFamous around the world for its link to a fictional story about an iconic Peruvian bear with a liking for eating marmalade sandwiches, Paddington is home to a number of world famous attractions including a statue of Paddington Bear at the station where the fictional bear took his first steps onto UK soil.
Although the statue of Paddington Bear is one of the area’s most well known landmarks, the area also has a number of other exciting attractions including the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum.
The museum is home to the laboratory where Alexander Fleming famously discovered penicillin, giving visitors an insight into the environment in which he developed this life saving drug that has shaped, influenced, and changed medical history.
Based at St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, the museum displays an extensive collection of videos and displays that retell how Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Having undergone a full restoration project in 1993, the museum was opened by St Mary’s NHS Trust and since then has become one of London’s most visited attractions.
The museum regularly welcomes visitors from around the world and, as a result, the information in the museum is available in a number of languages including Japanese, Hindi and Polish.
Open Monday to Thursday, 10am until 1pm, the museum has a good reputation for providing visitors with a fascinating insight into how Alexander Fleming discovered and developed this revolutionary medicine. Admission to the museum is £4 and £2 for children, senior citizens and UB40 holders.
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