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Wellcome Collection, London
(4.4/5 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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  • At first glance this museum does seem a bit to far out for a lot of peoples taste, yet it really is a hidden gem of a find that really goes unnoticed on the London tourist scene. Located just across t...  more »
  • Really amazing place for lovers of art and science. Sculpted pills, human genome, printed and bound, a collection of many tools medical (or not) old, the unusual is the appointment. Additionally there is a very nice free access library. Admission is free as often in London.
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  • Interesting collection of medical/ cultural/historic human body related stuff in 'Man Medicine' permanent exhibition eg napoleon's toothbrush, nightingales shoes, 1st set of delivery forceps, old anti...  more »
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  • Very nice little gem in London. the collection looks quirky and interesting and requires a bit more time to visit so I'll be going back some time soon. We also had an afternoon tea in the restaurant. The tea was delicious, the sandwiches and cakes nice. a good price quality ratio.
  • Its a good place. They have a lovely collection of pictures.... Great throwback to olden days..... Very lovely place.... Totally recommend it for a school trip or any trip....
  • Went to the Bedlam exhibit. Was amazing. The other sections were also very interesting and I enjoyed 'Medicine Man'
  • Very interesting exhibitions are held here and are mostly available for free! Highly recommended
  • Excellent gallery, nice refurb, cafe good in theory but busy and WiFi either maxed out or doesn't work...