Sir Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin here at St Mary's Hospital in 1928, for which he went on to receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Now a museum, it preserves Fleming's laboratory restored to its 1928 condition, where visitors can explore the story of Fleming and the discovery and development of penicillin.
St. Mary's Hospital, Praed St
Nearest Transit: Paddington (Lines: Circle, District)
+44 20 7886 65
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Abbey Road Studios(1.7 km)
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