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The Faraday Museum

The Royal Institution was founded in March 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public.

The Faraday Museum tells the story of the electromagnetic discoveries made by Michael Faraday in the 19th century.

Did You Know?

  • The popularity of the Christmas lectures in1825 made Albemarle Street the first one-way street in London

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • 21 Albemarle Street
  • Mayfair
  • London
  • W1S 4BS


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Green Park
    • Oxford Circus
    • Picadilly Circus

    Bus Numbers

  • 9, 14, 19, 22, 38

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 9:00am 18:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 18:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 18:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 18:00pm
Friday 9:00am 18:00pm

Contact Details

Phone +44 (0)20 7409 2992
Website The Faraday Museum
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