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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #182 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Wellcome Collection is big, so they vary the items on display in the different galleries. They are a bit 'dry' and will appeal to people interested in the specific topic covered. The main exhibition at the time of writing is called The institute of sexology - which is an academic study of sexual practices. Interesting, but not necessarily worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The building has been undergoing a major development, which maybe explains the recent mix of reviews - I don't think some of the reviewers realise that many of the galleries are closed right now. It will be really exciting to revisit in the Spring when all has re-opened but, meanwhile, the extraordinary, multi-layered Institute of Sexology is worth five stars... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just opposite Euston station this is a perfect meeting point. Great exhibitions, large cafe/seating area and a varied, fresh menu. Very clean and tidy. Plenty of staff on hand. Excellent

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Congleton
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I am amazed at the positive reviews for the Wellcome Institute. There is very little there and it's poorly set out and thought through. I'm sure it's a brilliant place for people doing research, but for normal punters, save yourself! The shop is excellent for books and toys and sciency stuff, but my wife and I were hugely underwhelmed by... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Fascinating permanent display of Henry Wellcome's collection of largely medical/ethnology related items, plus another on modern medicine. Great temporary exhibitions - I've seen three now (High Society, Death & Sexology). And all FREE thanks to the philanthropy of the Wellcome Foundation! Museum shop/bookstore has to be the best I've ever seen - fascinating and quirky items to delight children and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a fantastic find this place is. As well as a brilliant cafe and shop, there are interesting exhibits to see. If you need some chill out time to read, there is a wide range of books to peruse. There are even games you can play. Choice of seating areas are extensive. Best in London. You can eaten leave bags... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I walked to the Wellcome Collection from the British Museum, and I was sorry I did. More time in the British Museum would have been much better than this poor excuse for a collection.

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High wycombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

From warren station underground come outside than turn right just a short walk. Its a Free vist also ask for a Free poster at the desk. Its has over 200 mixure of art, erotica and photography. There also X-rated exhibits too. I spended just under 30 mins here. It was fun.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This venue displays the Wellcome Trust collection, more than 1,500 artefacts linked to health and the body. Until sept 2015, the "Institue of Sexology: Undress your Mind" displays research from sexology experts. 14 y.o. And older. Very popular and a free attraction, so crowded. We went in the morning and didn't have to wait. Get there early. This location has... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went as had seen some ad's for this exhibition and was passing by when it was tipping down with rain. Not sure what to expect but was given a timed ticket so had to wait about an hour. Browsed the shop and grazed at the Wellcome Cafe and then ventured forth to join a slow moving queue going round some... More 

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