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Wellcome Collection, London

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wellcome Collection and many more London attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's London online visit planner .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • We went to see the exhibit "Can Graphic Design Save Your Life". Probably the best free exhibition I've ever seen. You could tell a lot of thought had gone into the curation and display. The kitchen upstairs was good, but nothing special.
  • This is a fantastic little museum with free general admission as with most of London's museums. The permanent "medicine man" exhibition alone is worth popping into; it's rather like a modern, tidy version of Oxford's Ashmolean. I notice something new and quirky every time I visit. The staff are friendly & the whole place has such a cozy and pleasant feel to it. Do stop in if you're nearby.
  • We visited the kitchen for afternoon tea and it was such a treat. The sandwiches were tasty as well as the very rich and dense scone and clotted cream. My sencha tea was really quite delicious. This was all for a very reasonable cost. We did not have time to explore the center. Hoping to visit again and do just that.
  • I visited on a Google lunch cafe recommendation. It's just a Benugo, nice, but prefer to make use of independent business nearby. Great museum shop though!
  • Loved exploring this place and the afternoon tea! Really good value for a nice cosy atmosphere. Can't wait to grab and book and read in the reading room!

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