Entrance fee: £5

Concessions: £4

Guide books on sale at the museum

Short Guide:
£2

David Kirkaldy
and his
Testing and
Experimenting Works

by
Chris Rule
2nd Edition: £5.

Postcards
Reproductions of 4 views of the works in the late Victorian period.
50p each.

KTM front doorThe main entrance in Southwark Street
KTM back doorThe back entrance in Prices Street

Visiting

The building is prominently marked as
KIRKALDY'S TESTING & EXPERIMENTING WORKS

At the front this is in gold letters on a plaque above the ground floor windows. At the rear it can been seen in large incised letters between the 2nd and 3rd floors. This used to be visible from the railway but the new hotel now blocks that. Also from December 2015 we have it in the new paving in Prices Street.

Getting There

Car parking in the area is difficult even on Sunday so do come by public transport if possible.

The nearest Main Line stations are:

  • Waterloo
  • London Bridge
  • Blackfriars

  • The nearest Tube stations are:

  • Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee & Bakerloo)
  • Southwark (Jubilee)
  • London Bridge (Northern & Jublilee)
  • Borough (Northern)

  • Buses 381 and RV1 pass the museum.

    For more information go to Transport for London

    For rail developments in the area see Thameslink Programme

    We are very near The Tate Modern so why not combine that with a visit to us.

    How to Get into the Museum

    The Museum is on Southwark Street. For scheduled openings or groups we use the main doors where there will be someone at the table to sell you a ticket.

    If the main doors are not open then access is via the small rear door in Prices Street. Please ring the bell, someone will let you in but be patient as the bell rings in the basement.

    The Visit

    After arrival a short video is shown in the basement followed by a guided tour. Due to the nature of the exhibits and the fact that this is an area of technology that most people will not have come across before, all visitors must be supervised.

    If you are fortunate the big machine may be in operation. We are attempting to do at least one machine run on every normal opening day but we will not do it unless there are at least 10 people present. There are other smaller machines which you can have a go on and break something, of course under the guidance of one of our experts.