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Wellcome Collection

#106 of 1 839 things to do in London
Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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Contextualises medicine

The Wellcome Collection is an interesting ‘assortment’ of artefacts from Henry Wellcome’s medical... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Fascinating exhibition on architecture

Popped in as was early for a dinner with friends. I find the exhibitions here a bit hit and miss... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Wellcome Collection is the free museum and library for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Here you can enjoy contemporary and historical exhibitions, a word-renowned...more
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183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Wellcome Collection is an interesting ‘assortment’ of artefacts from Henry Wellcome’s medical collections, from many different cultures and geographical regions around the world. Around a central ‘Medicine Man’ exhibition are a number of displays which link medicine with its social context and innovation. In...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wasn't too sure what to expect when visiting this Museum even though I'd looked on their website and read about Henry Wellcome. I would say it's definitely not for children and don't expect to spend a considerable amount of time here unless you make your...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in as was early for a dinner with friends. I find the exhibitions here a bit hit and miss but this one really grabbed me. Lovely to see the designs and info on the tower blocks and the changes that happened. Shame that all...More

Thank bruce620
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is located about 10 mins from Euston Station. On the ground floor is a cafe & gift shop. On the first floor is an interesting gallery with unusual medical-related items including assorted bottles, implements for amputation, artificial limbs, amulets and mummified remains. Electronic guides...More

Thank Bernadette F
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are permanent exhibitions on medicine which are worth visiting if you haven't done s before, but the Wellcome Collection is also worth revisiting for its changing programme of excellent exhibitions linking medicine, science and art. The latest exhibition is highly pertinent with the current...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could potter round for hours if you decide to read everything and look at all the displays. There's plenty to see plus books to read and a nice cafe. The temporary exhibitions change quite often so it's worth coming back.

Thank Neatham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always passed, and wanted to go in, knowing the Trust itself supports all kinds of weird and wonderful projects and collections. Finally had time the other day and found that I really enjoyed my time there, as expected. Despite 'opening' that same day, ironically...More

Thank Gari W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always an interesting place to visit as they have different exhibitions on at various times . It was the dental Exhibition when we went and although a little gruesome quite enlightening . The permanent exhibition is always worth a look round as well and the...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite museums in London - completely free to enter and engages the public with science in an innovative way. Lots of interactive events, including talks with scientists, hands-on stations in the reading room, and rotating exhibits. The afternoon tea in the kitchen...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

See this exhibition before it closes on 16.9.18. Another beautifully and carefully curated exhibition from the Wellcome Collection. Everything dental from early bling to present bling (a pre-Columbian inlaid tooth from the Maya region to modern day tooth bling...see the 3minute video!!) to dental care...More

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Venetia B
2 April 2018|
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Response from kcarters | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there’s enough mummies, gruesome looking medical tools and funny pictures to keep them busy. We had a six year old who thinks museums are boring and he enjoyed it
Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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Response from Boudin882 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 hours. There is a well stocked book store, as good as Foyles, ans an excellent restaurant which has an emphasis on fruit and vegetable- based meals.
Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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Response from Carl V |
I would allow 2-3 hours at minimum - tack on another hour for lunch and gift shop. We found some amazing things in their design gift shop that made the stop even more worthwhile.