Kirkaldy Testing Museum


In Victorian London, David Kirkaldy and his machine helped shape today’s world, testing materials for such as bridges from St Louis to Sydney via Blackfriars; railways; Liberty ships; the Skylon and Comet airliner. His Victorian workshop still houses the working machine and more. Open on the first Sunday of each month

Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket: £5.00 (USD6.36) per ticket
Child Ticket: £5.00 (USD6.36) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £4.00 (USD5.09) per ticket

Opening Times:

Open on the first Sunday of each month: 10:00 - 16:00

Guided tours on 3rd Saturday of the month: 11:00 - 14:00

Venue Details & Map

Kirkaldy Testing Museum

99 Southwark Street
Public transport:
Bus: routes 381 (County Hall to Peckham) and RV1 (Covent Garden to Tower Gateway) serve Southwark St.. Nearest stops to Museum are SQ westbound and SW eastbound, both near the junction with Lavington St. Underground: Jubilee line to Southwark; on leaving station, turn left/north along Blackfriars Rd to junction with Colombo St and Burrell St; turn right/east and cross into Burrell St; continue to junction with Bear Lane, turning left into Southwark St; turn right for no 99, Kirkaldy Testing Museum. Approximate distance: 0.3 mile/0.5 km.

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