In Southwark, 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
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Venue Details & Map
Kirkaldy Testing Museum
99 Southwark StreetLondonSE1 0JF
- 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.