Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum – Be Inspired!


The discovery of Penicillin in 1928 changed the field of Medical science and gave a huge Fillip and victory in the battle against bacterial infection. Multitudes of Human life were saved due to the usage of Penicillin.

Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) , the famous biologist and  pharmacologist was the man who discovered this life saving drug and gave a new direction. This breakthrough revolutionized medicine and earned Sir Alexander Fleming the   Nobel Prize.The name of this great scientist as well as the life saving drug that he discovered are iconic and household. Today there is a Museum deducted to that   is located in London Paddington. Visitors to Paddington should try to visit this museum in order to be part of living history.

At Paddington, Visitors can see the laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the discovery which changed world of medicine forever. The laboratory in which Fleming made his discovery has been reconstructed to an amazing to how it would have looked like in 1928.  It visit leaves the guest into an unforgettable transportation in time. Visitors to the Museum can see the laboratory, as it looked like in its 1928 condition. Visitors can learn and explore for themselves   the story of Fleming and the discovery and development of penicillin through displays and video.

In its endeavor to encourage visitors from across the world to come to the museum , information is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Japanese, Cantonese Chinese, Hindi, Gujerati, Kannada and Punjabi. Leaflet information is available in English, Spanish and Italian. Groups may also book special lectures by the curator at their own venues for study and educational purpose.

Opening hours

The normal opening hours for visitors are Monday to Thursday, 10.00 am to 13.00 am. If there are timing constraints on such times, then visitors can arrange alternative times by prior appointment. This includes weekends and evenings by special arrangement. The Museum is closed on all declared public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Admission charge

For Adults it is – GBP 4.  In the case of Children, students, senior citizens and  UB40 holders it is GBP  2.

In  recent developments can be counted the fact  that in 1999, the Museum was declared an International Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and received a San Marino Idea Award for penicillin as one of the five greatest achievements  of the 20th century.

Being part of Paddington , accommodationis never a problem and there are various types of budget hotel available.