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.
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2020-09-06 11:00 2020-09-06 11:00 Europe/London Monthly open day at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/09/06/monthly-open-day-at-the-kirkaldy-testing-museum-166276 Kirkaldy Testing Museum,99 Southwark Street, London, London,