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Wellcome Collection, London

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Wellcome Collection is a museum examining the links between medicine, life, and art through contemporary and historic exhibitions. Explore the permanent exhibit, Medicine Now, which uses art, mixed media, and artifacts to explore modern medicine. Check out the exhibition space to see any temporary exhibits or events. The museum is also host to the world-renowned Wellcome Library. Browse the collection for literature on medicine and its role in society. For more reading, head to the on-site bookshop. End your visit by resting your legs and mind in the cafe. Make sure you look out for the Pablo Picasso painting as you leave the building's foyer. To visit Wellcome Collection on your trip to London, use our London vacation trip planner.
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  • Saw two fascinating exhibits free of charge. Not s place I would have gone except for a recommendation. Beautiful space and unique and thought provoking exhibits. Wonderful cafe and bookshop. Absolute...  read more »
  • Although not on the 'must-see' list, this is a truly curious and engaging museum of medical artifacts. The collection seems to be tied together on the thin thread of 'medical' and has everything from ...  read more »
  • Discovery thanks to a friend I had great confidence and instead I was amazed by the beauty and rarity of some medical objects exposed; retraces so smart and sophisticated health and care. Remarkable reading rooms and exhibitions! Unmissable
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  • Fabulous museum with brilliant cafe and shop. Has a free cloakroom which is a godsend for the weary traveller from Euston (across the road). Free WiFi. Great place to catch your breath. The shop is fully of interesting books, postcards and curios.
  • What a great place, loved the forensic exhibit. A must for anyone visiting London. This is the second time I've visited here and lived it just add much. The voice exhibit is very clever. Here you can lose yourself and there gallery is self is very relaxed
  • Hadn't heard of this museum but a friend suggested we visit while in London for the day. I was impressed from first coming in, nice, light, open spaces. Exhibitions include permanent collections and temporary exhibits focusing on medical ailments and objects. Particularly impressed by the reading room on the 2nd floor - wasn't just books, but a welcoming area with comfy chairs, exhibits, digital elements and ways to leave your own stamp with a drawing or comment. Not a huge museum but good for an hour or so. Also has a cafe and restaurant.
  • Gory, weird, and compared to the many awesome, wonderful museums in London, my least favourite. It is more about strange art than science. To its credit it does an ok (though gory) job of telling a story of how our understanding of the human body has evolved. I'm off to the Science Museum - real science without the gore!.....
  • Recommended by a friend to visit. Very interesting collection of science related exhibitions. Take a break to read the books available upstairs too.
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