Preview Weekend

Guy's courtyard visualisation  © LTS Architects
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 18:00
Science Gallery London
Free, drop in. Some events ticketed

Science Gallery London is open! 

You’re invited to our Preview Weekend, come and see the brand new space and take a look around HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need, our launch exhibition exploring addiction and recovery. Relax in Guy’s Courtyard, browse the shop and enjoy delicious food and drinks from the café serving delicious modern British food. Get involved in a live research experiment and explore the building on a tour, there’s so much going on!


Coinciding with Open House London, we are running building tours throughout the weekend. Science Gallery London is situated within Boland House, one of the wings of the 18th century historic Guy’s Hospital on St Thomas' Street. The building was almost entirely destroyed by the Luftwaffe during World War Two, but has been fully refurbished by LTS Architects, along with the beautiful Georgian courtyard outside.

Talking Statues (by Sing London)

Outside the gallery building, hear from key figures associated with health and wellbeing on the Guy's Campus. Look out for the blue signs and hear from luminaries including Thomas Guy, John Keats and the Greek god of medicine Asclepius as you venture further into the campus.

Find out more about Talking Statues across London here.

Experimental Espressos

Sat 22 & Sun 23 September, 10:00 - 16:00

Take part in a real research study looking at the effects of caffeine, run by Professor Mitul Mehta and his lab. Will your expectation of having a caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee alter the effect? What if you’re a coffee addict? Have an espresso on us and report back.


Prof. Mitul Mehta is a brain imager and psychopharmacologist. This means he spends his time scanning people’s brains when they are on drugs. He has worked with existing and novel drugs for treating mental illness and neurological disorders and recreational drugs. Mitul’s research group is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London where they use magnetic resonance imaging with patients and volunteers.

Building visualisations courtesy of LTS Architects