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Wellcome Collection, London

4.5
#30 of 165 in Museums in London
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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  • August 19, 2017
    I had never been before - and regret not doing so. The first room we visited, wood lined and full of extraordinary things which included the following: (this is NOT a comprehensive list, by any means)...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Visited the Wellcome Collection for the first time and loved it. Well-designed, bright, airy building, where the first thing you see is an Anthony Gormley figure hanging from the ceiling in the foyer!...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We visited London for a week holiday with our pre-teen children. We were recommended to visit either this museum or the Old Operating Room, and the Wellcome Collection won out. This was an interesting...  more »
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  • What a great place, loved the electricity exhibit. A must for anyone visiting London. This is the third time I've visited here and loved it just as much as the first. Here you can lose yourself and there gallery is self is very relaxed
  • A lovely learning and exhibition facility right across the road from Euston Station. You can spend a few hours viewing an exhibition or attending a talk before eating in the ground floor cafe or upper floor restaurant. Those researching, especially medical or scientific subjects will find the library very helpful. You need a membership to use the library. Otherwise check out the lounge with comfy chairs and lots of books and magazines. I also love the bookshop which I try to avoid because a book always catches my eye!
  • A fantastic free collection that you could spend hours exploring! The staff are so nice, the cafes are lovely and they have so many tours and events on. A truly fascinating place to visit with so much to offer, I can see why people would go back again and again!
  • Excellent for the curious. Very good bookshop specializing in psychic. Dont forget SPIRIT booth for your free instant psychic photo. Queue if any worth waiting. Besides a large kitchen in ground floor there is small one to help you near reading room.
  • Very Interesting and quite "unusual" museum. Many things to do, the excellent café is a perfect place to relax, great food and coffee.

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