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“Can’t Complain When It’s Free!”

Wellcome Collection
Ranked #126 of 1 871 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 library, live events and tours, or buy books and gifts, food and drink. You'll also discover the Reading Room, a retreat from the London bustle, where you can browse books, play games, read and connect with new ideas and new people. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was intrigued by most pieces of the Medicine Now exhibition and there were also lots of interesting artefacts to look at in Medicine Man. I found there to be too much written material in the Indian Medicine part. If you’ve a passion for the subject then it’s a must visit! You should definitely pop in if you’re in the area and have an hour to spare.

Thank TheFussyTeenager
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"reading room"
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"euston station"
in 39 reviews
"human body"
in 24 reviews
"book shop"
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"permanent exhibition"
in 24 reviews
"graphic design"
in 13 reviews
"free cloakroom"
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"medical science"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
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"free exhibition"
in 11 reviews
"thought provoking"
in 8 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 16 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 30 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"special exhibition"
in 10 reviews
"british library"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I didn’t expect much and was only heading here for a quick hour on a recent day out in London. It was very close to being the highlight!

Ground floor is a hipster art gallery weird enough to entertain. Then you have two floors of eclectic medical themed stuff. Finally a medical library, Picasso and a viewing platform at the top. I loved it and would recommend it. So easy to find too directly opposite Euston.

Thank kcarters
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Seriously the original collector had a macabre instant but nevertheless this is a fascinating place and the shop is fabulous -the food looks great as well.

Thank tes108
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Popped in whilst in the vicinity and found some parts extremely interesting, such as Medicine Man and other bits too off the wall (Somewhere inbetween)...but thats all down to opinion, so go with an open mind. Free to get in, 2 choices of eatery and a sizeable shop well kitted out. An enjoyable way to spend an hour of two.

Thank Puttmans
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Another nice London museum that doesn't charge anything for entry. I recommend a visit even if you don't care for medicine. It has some interesting art on display. Worth a visit.

Thank uazzenau
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