The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution Free


This grand building just off Piccadilly has been home to 14 Nobel prizewinners, and housed the laboratories of some of the world's greatest scientific minds. The small but entertaining exhibition explores the illustrious history of the RI, and uses animations and comedy to explain some of the groundbreaking concepts and equipment on show.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

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Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). The museum is occasionally closed for private events.

Venue Details & Map

The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution

The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
+44 (0)20 7409 2992
Public transport:
Walk east along Piccadilly. Albemarle Street is third on the left.


Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Catering Facilities
Payment Facilities
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

5.0 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution

5.0 out of 5 11 March 2016
by Heners R.

Amazing RI Lates. Amazing talks, displays & atmosphere. Free events to teach us scientific topics. Well worth it.more

5.0 out of 5 26 December 2013
by Richa T.

The nerd in me was so excited to see this place! I apologize in advance if I let the nerdiness get a little out of hand. After spending the day touring London, hitting Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, Etc, this was a refreshing change of pace. If you have any young scientists on your hand, this is where you need to bring them.

I remember learning about Faraday as a high school...more

4.0 out of 5 10 May 2011
by astridkitti

My one criticism of the Royal Institution's lecture theatre is that it is not kind to the tall. Not a problem for me (as I am a short arse) but not so good for my friend Paul or my even taller boyfriend Ben. But the lads did not complain, bless 'em (especially as Ben managed to land himself by the aisle, so he could stretch his legs out there).

I love the Royal Institution. There is an old...more

4.0 out of 5 5 May 2010
by Siany

I found myself in the cafe today for a work meeting, and I really rather like the place. I live on the Jubillee line so finding anywhere near Green Park with free wifi is a huge bonus during the day. I get excited about free wifi. In swanky cafes. With friendly staff. Who don't pester you. The cakes looked nice too.

I wish I'd spent more time here, but instead skipped off to see a friend....more

5.0 out of 5 28 March 2010
by Yiting S.

Where science meets the world, 14 Nobel Prize winners worked, a place about discovery, innovation, inspiration and imagination. How fascinating to have the Blue Sky thinking while John Tyndall's original tube showing why the sky is blue is on display?

While wandering the museum with a free e-Guide, one could have good encounters with the characters at the Royal Institution. My favourite is...more

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