CASH ONLY please

Admission Prices

Adult: £8

Concessions: £6

Under 12s: Free

Annual Pass (Adult): £15

Guide book on sale at the museum

David Kirkaldy
and his
Testing and
Experimenting Works

Chris Rule
2nd Edition: £5.

Feb 2019 our new book

'Facts Not Opinions'
150 years of testing which changed the world

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


The building is prominently marked as


At the front this is in gold letters on a plaque above the ground floor windows. At the rear it can be seen in large incised letters between the 2nd and 3rd floors and also in the 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.

    For more about the Bankside area and local businesses goto Better Bankside

    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

    Guided tours take place every half hour. These start with a short video shown in the basement. 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 plan to do one machine run on every Sunday 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.

    The general contact email for visitors is