Point of Interest

Alexander Fleming Laboratory

England / Europe

Located in St Mary’s Hospital, the Museum contains the very laboratory in which Alexander Flemings made his breakthrough discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, restored to its 1928 condition complete with bacteriological equipment. Through displays and video, visitors to the museum can explore Fleming’s story. A story which includes being awarded The Nobel Prize in 1945 for his contributions to the revolutionising of modern medicine.Founded in 1993, the Museum was designated an International Historic Chemical Landmark in 1999 by the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry and is open to the public Monday – Thursday.

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