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Wellcome Collection, London

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#32 of 218 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. 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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Always have amazing free exhibitions! There’s a reading room on the top floor which is a great alternative to a library. If you’re a nearby uni student it is great for studying somewhere a bit different. The gift shop is so good and sells loads of cute soft germ toys on key rings! Would recommend this.
  • I went for the library. You need to check your bags before and take your belongings with you on a see though plastic bag they provide. Once there, they gave me a hard time asking what was my “medicine subject of interest” before issuing me the membership. I truly go there for research - so if you are too, just make sure you know what you’re looking for straight away or they’re going to try to shoosh you away. Besides that - the library is simply beautiful, quiet, clean, and the books are amazing. The staff is good too, and I’m sure they’re doing their job to prevent people coming in just to sleep or not use their books. If you need a place to read, their reading room is beautiful, very inspiring and open for everyone. Overall, I had a great experience and the peacefulness they provide makes you get a lot done. They really got it together. To be a member of the library you need your ID, proof of address and well...some interest in medicine research.
  • I have enjoyed most of the exhibitions I have attended in the Museum section of the Wellcome Collection - and the best part, they are free for everyone to enjoy it. This is a fascinating place with an interesting permanent collection and changing and interesting temporary exhibitions.
  • Really cool exhibits and pieces, and I spent hours inside. If you have any interest in medicine, go here. They have a lot of books you may read while there, too, that pertain to cultural aspects of medicine as well as the science behind it. It had a lot of interactive stuff for kids as well.
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