|The "Abbots Kitchen" by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History - this is a Spherical Panorama based on Apple's new "cubic" technology - please use Apple's QuickTime Player 5 to view this correctly.|
The Abbot's Kitchen. Chemistry was seen to be a truly separate discipline with the building of its own laboratory as an appendix to the Science Museum which opened in 1860.
The laboratory stood and still stands as a remarkable small octagonal structure beside the museum, built in Victorian Gothic style deliberately designed on the Abbot's kitchen at Glastonbury.
The building, one of the first purpose built chemical laboratories anywhere, is still called the Abbot's Kitchen.
The laboratory was extended, still in Gothic style, in 1878 and a further major extension to add three wings was completed in 1957.