Kirkaldy Testing Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

A museum devoted to one massive machine, one of the first to methodically test metals for their strength at a time when the people still didn't fully understand how materials could fail.

It's now a larger museum, with a lot of testing machines dotted around the original.

Open on the 1st Sunday of the month for guided tours, and occasional Saturdays.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Kirkaldy Testing Museum,
99 Southwark Street,

Link to Kirkaldy Testing Museum's website

Future events at Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!


Kirkaldy Testing Museum Map


Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The nearest station is Southwark which is 0.2 miles away.

Kirkaldy Testing Museum - Latest News

The “Testing Museum” tests opening on Saturdays
The “Testing Museum” tests opening on Saturdays

One of London’s smaller industrial heritage museums is usually open just one Sunday per month, but is about to start opening on Saturdays as well.

Just two more dates to visit the Kirkaldy Testing Museum
Just two more dates to visit the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

A small rarely opened museum filled with a huge Victorian testing machine has secured a 2 month extension on its lease offering potentially just a few more chances to visit.

The Kirkaldy Testing Museum
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum

One of the things which I love looking at is monumental Victorian engineering. However, there is a side to these buildings and constructions that people rarely think about – and that is how did they know if the materials used were safe?

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