15th April 2023

The Alexander Fleming Museum is Open

The Alexander Fleming Museum is open to the public and entry is now free of charge.

The museum is open on weekdays by advance appointment only made by contacting museum curator Kevin.Brown5@nhs.net.

Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin at St Mary’s Hospital in 1928, a breakthrough that revolutionised medicine and earned him a Nobel Prize.

Visitors to this quirky little museum can see Fleming’s laboratory, restored to its 1928 condition and explore the story of Fleming and the discovery and development of penicillin through displays and video.

A visit to the museum is a unique and educational experience, one of Paddington’s hidden gems.