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Kirkaldy Testing Museum

David Kirkaldy's Testing and Experimenting Works at 99 Southwark Street set international standards in testing materials from which everyone’s everyday life benefits today.

Today, this unique Victorian workshop keeps alive our direct link with Kirkaldy's innovation, at the heart of this bustling commercial district of London. The Kirkaldy Testing Museum preserves Kirkaldy's unique Universal Testing Machine - the huge hydraulic powered machine he designed and had built in Leeds - in full working order in the premises he built to house it.

As well as presenting the story of the family who ran the business for almost 100 years and of the wider development of materials testing, the workshop and the Universal Testing Machine provide a unique crucible for new experimentation and collaboration - which can inspire future generations of scientists and artists alike to continue enquiring into the properties of the materials on which we build our lives.






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

Address

  • Kirkaldy Testing Museum
  • 99 Southwark St
  • Southwark
  • London
  • SE1 0JF

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Borough
    • London Bridge
    • Southwark
    • Waterloo

    National Rail

    • London Bridge
    • Waterloo

    Bus Numbers

  • RV1, 381

Admission

Adult £5.00
Child £0.00
Concession £4.00
Open Hours
Monday CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
Friday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 10:00am 16:00pm
Bank Holidays CLOSED CLOSED
First Sunday of the month, other times by advance booking.

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