FARADAY MUSEUM VISIT

Corridor within the Faraday Museum with bookshelves on each wall

Corridor in The Faraday Museum

THE HISTORICAL FARADAY MUSEUM

Opened by the Royal Institution in 1973, the Faraday Museum holds 200 years worth of history-making scientific discoveries and creations, amongst those being diamagnetism and the very first electrical generator, which you can view with no entry fee!

On the ground floor of the Faraday Museum, you will see paintings of several of the scientific greats who worked in this building, including Humphry Davy (inventor of a miner’s safety lamp), James Dewar (inventor of the vacuum flask), and most notably Michael Faraday, who was the first to produce an electric current from a magnetic field, contributing greatly to our understanding of electromagnetism, and whom the Faraday Museum is undoubtedly named after.

Entering the first floor of the museum, I walk into the famous lecture theatre. Many of the greatest scientists from the last 200 years have appeared in this theatre.

Theatre hall of the Faraday Museum.

The Faraday Museum Theatre.

Additionally, the long corridors and spacious rooms have displays of props, statues, scientific apparatus, paintings, and libraries. The elegant Georgian interior of the museum presents the way buildings used to look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large room in the Faraday Museum with many bookshelves and a rectangular table in the middle of the room with chairs around it.

A large Georgian room in the Faraday Museum.

Finally, It was an eye-opening experience to visit this museum. This building is the home of significant scientific discoveries without which we would not function the way we do today. The Royal Institution site – https://www.rigb.org/visit/faraday-museum – includes more detailed information about the museum, including what can be seen on each floor of the building, and an archive of the notebooks, papers, and film materials of the scientists who worked in this building.

 

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