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Wellcome Collection

#96 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Address: 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
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+44 20 7611 2222
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably...

Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop, a restaurant and conference facilities. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.

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London is deservedly famous for its museums, and sometimes the smaller museums can be missed in favor of the blockbuster British Museum, Tate and V & A. If you have the time... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

London is deservedly famous for its museums, and sometimes the smaller museums can be missed in favor of the blockbuster British Museum, Tate and V & A. If you have the time, however, add the Wellcome center to your list. They do smart, innovative shows around medicine and science that are always engaging and unexpected. They also have a fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here often for meetings in the café (excellent food and great ambience), but never really explored the free entry exhibition space properly before. This is definitely an environment for those who like to be challenged as well as informed. Two exhibitions were running, one on various aspects of the medical world, the other on how humans see animals. Both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an nice afternoon tea in this place. The place is restaurant is fantastic, it's located in a beautiful building. The tea and scones are brilliant. Definitely I'd recommend this restaurant!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In a swish building just across from Euston Station you are treated to a mixture of special exhibitions (we saw the Bedlam exhibition at the end of its run) and the permanent collections. The common theme across everything is medicine in its broadest sense. In the permanent collections you are confronted by a bizarre selection of objects ranging from the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little different! Vast ques for Bedlam exhibition. For me the highlight was the reading room, really nice seats including bean bags on stairs for kids. Lots of books and fascinating exhibits. Our visit was about an hour we didnt use cafe of restaurant but both looked good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like coming here - always makes me think and I learn something new. Always look out for the exhibitions they put on, I've been to a few which were both great. Up stairs there are various amazing pieces of art. There is also a sex exhibition which is great, loads of old stuff there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to see the 'Bedlam' exhibition, which was very good, but we also took the time to explore the rest of the museum. All the exhibitions were well laid out and interesting, worth a visit and only a 2 minute walk from Euston station.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd have hated to have paid to view the current exhibition. Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was pretentious and dull. Coffee in the upstairs café was delicious, but the staff on Thursday afternoon seemed to busy doing anything but serving customers. This also applied to paying for what I'd had. I noticed the people using the table... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a 2nd visit as we were staying nearby. They regularly change their exhibits which helps keep things fresh. The bedlam (mental health) exhibit was fascinating and really thought provoking. I wasn't as keen on the nature exhibit because their was lots of taxidermy! However, I do understand that it was in keeping with the subject matter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really interesting place to visit, The medicine gallery was really good, containing lots of medical items from around the world, some of which were quite odd! (For example, a sign for a Chinese dentist that had strings of human teeth hanging from it!) I didn't like that some of the cabinets had descriptions hidden away in a... More 

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