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Wellcome Collection

#110 of 1 872 things to do in London
Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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Very interesting, underpublicised museum and library

Definitely worth a visit next time you're in London - right next to Euston Square tube. Exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DenisCThurley
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Highworth, United Kingdom
Well worth visiting the unusual but well presented exhibitions

I recommend a visit to the Wellcome Collection exhibitions which are very interesting and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
roblawrence500
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Banbury, 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
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit next time you're in London - right next to Euston Square tube. Exhibitions are fascinating. Library has some very interesting collections of books. We took a guided tour which we'd recommend. The restaurant served good, if a little pricey, food -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DenisCThurley
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend a visit to the Wellcome Collection exhibitions which are very interesting and well presented. The coffee shop is quite good if you like cakes (if a bit cold). The bookshop (run by Blackwells) has some interesting titles.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours here, a lovely coffe shop and book shop. The main exhibition was about buildings and light. Loved the model of the 1930s hospital. Also, an exhibition of the history of medicine and the tools used. Just across he road from Euston...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours here, a lovely coffee shop and bookshop. The main exhibition was about buildings and light. Loved the model of the 1930s hospital. Also, an exhibition of medicine and the tools used. Just across the road from Euston Station and well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern building always hosting interesting and educational exhibitions. Well worth visiting while in London.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Theodoti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wellcome Collection, a free museum not far from Kings Cross and about a 30 minute walk from Covent Garden (where I walked to after my visit), is a collection (as you probably gathered by the name) of items looking at science and medicine throughout...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited London as part of an educational trip and a visit to the Wellcome Collection was on the agenda. I was unaware of what it was and I had never heard of it or been before. Upon arrival it soon became clear that it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SunnyBee99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some very interesting exhibits about the history of medicine from Henry Wellcome's collection (including a birthing chair, a shrunken head and King George's hair?!). The modern medicine section had some very thought-provoking artwork, I can't even choose a favourite because there was some truly incredible...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank livbundy89
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours. Medical collection fascinating and some unusual artefacts. Artwork was very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank L1856GMjamesw
Reviewed 8 November 2018

"Living with Buildings" is the current temporary exhibition at the normally excellent Wellcome Collection. Although billed as about the influence of buildings on health, it's a rather random mix about philanthropic or planned developments, such as Letchworth and the Pepys estate in Deptford, but starting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bloomsbury
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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692venetiab
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
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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.
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Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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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.
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