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About the Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum)

A museum in the basement of the Royal Institution that showcases the history of science.

From the odds and ends that became the first electrical transformer to the tube that told us why the sky is blue, view the actual objects Ri scientists built and used in some of the world's most famous experiments.

The highlight of the exhibition is Faraday's magnetic laboratory displayed as it was in the 1850s opposite a current state-of-the-art nanotechnology lab.

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


Address

Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum),
21 Albemarle Street,
London,
W1S 4BS

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Future events at Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum)

Join us at the Royal Institution as we transform into a science circus for the evening
Thursday, 14th Jul Starts at 6pm
 
ExpeRience: Circus science
What was Faraday's innovative process? And how can we learn to innovate from Faraday's work?
Tuesday, 26th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
From Faraday to the future
Uncover the world of plasma physics, and discover the possibilities it gives to our understanding of the past and the future.
Friday, 26th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
An Introduction To Plasma Physics
In this talk, discover stories of the spectrum of conservation options from around the world, and the bands of determined conservationists fighting for a better future.
Thursday, 18th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
How rewilding transforms the world
Join neurobiologist William Harris as he explores how the brain is built, from the moment of an egg’s fertilization through to a human brain’s development in the womb, and even a little beyond.
Monday, 8th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
Zero to birth: How the human brain is built
Join cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton as she discusses her ground-breaking theory, and how her path from communist Albania helped her become one of the most courageous thinkers on the world stage of theoretical physics.
Wednesday, 3rd Aug Starts at 7pm
 
The origin of our universe from the multiverse
Join Simona Francese and learn about Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS).
Tuesday, 19th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
A molecular tale: What fingerprints reveal about you
Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder answers the big questions.
Friday, 19th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
Existential physics: Answering life’s biggest questions
Discover the fascinating numbers behind our Universe.
Wednesday, 13th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
Mysterious numbers: unlocking the secrets of the Universe
Join Tony Ryan as he explores the possibility of a world with zero carbon emissions from plastic production and consumption.
Thursday, 11th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
Neofossils: Plastics made from biomass for carbon sequestration
Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees. It's not just deeply embedded in our history and culture, it may even be written in our DNA. The humble handshake, it turns out, has a rich and surprising history.
Thursday, 21st Jul Starts at 7pm
 
The Handshake: The secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures
Join Sonia Livingstone as she reveals how parents are forging new terrority, with little precedent or support.
Thursday, 4th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
A Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children's lives
Join David Jamieson as he explores his work in quantum technology and looks at how we plan to build the first quantum machines.
Tuesday, 5th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
Einstein's revolution: quantum technology for the 21st Century quantum computer

Online events / webinars

Discover the diverse women from both the past and present of astronomy.
Tuesday, 16th Aug Starts at 7pm
 
Trailblazing tales of women astronomers
Explore behavioural and neuroscientific research on animal sleep, with philosophical theories of dreaming.
Thursday, 28th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
The hidden world of animal consciousness
Join NASA scientist Naomi Rowe-Gurney as she explores the Webb telescope.
Tuesday, 12th Jul Starts at 7pm
 
Solar system science from the James Webb Space Telescope
 

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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 Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum)

The nearest station is Green Park which is 0.2 miles away.


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Visiting Michael Faraday’s old laboratory
Visiting Michael Faraday’s old laboratory

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Beer tastings

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