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DoubleTree by Hilton
2 Bridge Place, Victoria
London SW1V 1QA


22nd October 2017
10am to 3.00pm        Admission 5
Early entry (9.00am) 20


The fair, the largest of its type in the world, is held twice a year in April and October. It attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world and presents an amazing display of antique instruments of science, medicine and technology. You will find microscopes, telescopes, maritime antiques, surveyor's instruments, globes, pharmaceutical and medical sets, electrostatic machines, magic lanterns, optical toys, corkscrews, clocks, compasses, architect's drawing sets, books, rules, orreries, calculating machines, early telegraph equipment . . . . . and all available for purchase from as little as a few pounds! In 2017 the fair moves into its 31st year and the October fair will be the 61st!!

For more about the fair (and the history and historical instruments of science and medicine) go to



  Please Note: due to a declining attendance we have decided to discontinue organising the fair and there are no fairs scheduled for 2018.  


Images from past fairs . . . . .