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London History Day talk and test demonstration

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The fascinating story of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine will be celebrated in a special evening event for London History Day.

The event will be a chance to find out more about the world's first independent commercial materials testing house and the machine - at over 47-feet long a true giant of London's story in every sense - where many of the structures we take for granted today were tested.

See, smell and hear about Victorian ingenuity in action. Enjoy a talk about the machine, then see it doing what it does best, testing metal to destruction.

Refreshments will be available.

  • 6pm-8pm
  • Suggested donation 5 (4 concessions).

Kirkaldy Testing Museum
99 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0JF
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