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Kirkaldy Testing Museum, London

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The Kirkaldy Testing Museum is a museum in Southwark, south London, England, in David Kirkaldy's former testing works. It houses Kirkaldy's huge testing machine, and many smaller more modern machines. It is open on the first Sunday of each month.

The building at 99 Southwark Street became a listed building in 1971, and was promoted to Grade II* in June 2014.
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  • If you see one 118 ton, 47' 7" universal testing machine this year then be sure that it's Dundonian David Kirkaldy's at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Southwark, London. Inside the 1860s brick...  more »
  • Interesting place a Victorian oddity easy to travel too on tfl l suggest you book a tour on a day when the machine is in opperation  more »
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  • Very quirky museum to the art and science of testing materials to destruction. Run by highly knowledgeable volunteers and the highlight is the massive proving and testing machine produced by victorian James Kirkaldy. Only occasionally open. Well worth doing the tours of the building. The machine is sometimes in operation.
  • Make sure you vist. This is an awesome opportunity to see a Victorian testing machine - 160 feet long testing up to 1 million psi - in action. Check opening times. It's run by volunteers. Hats off to this stupendous preservation effort.

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