Monthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 6th Sep 2020

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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.

Cost: £8

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2020-09-06 2020-09-06 Europe/London Monthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. Kirkaldy Testing Museum,99 Southwark Street, London, London,

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This event also takes place on the following dates

Sun 1st Nov 2020
Sun 6th Dec 2020

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