St Mary's Hospital is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin at St Mary's Hospital in 1928, a breakthrough that revolutionised medicine and earned him a Nobel Prize.
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Visitors to the 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.
Schools and universities regularly visit the Museum. They are given presentations on the discovery in Fleming’s laboratory tailor-made to their ages, attainment levels and interests. Staff will also visit schools.
To arrange a visit or for further information contact Kevin Brown, trust archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum curator on 020 3312 6528 or
- Caters to 15+ languages
- No wheelchair access
We are looking for a volunteer museum guide for the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. The role of volunteer museum guide includes:
- Welcoming guests
- Giving short talks on the story of penicillin
- Serving in the museum shop.
All volunteers will be fully trained and do not require any previous scientific or medical knowledge.
If you are interested in applying, please contact: Kevin Brown, trust archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum curator on 020 3312 6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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