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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #142 of 1,107 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.
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British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I think the exhibits are in a state of transition. There was one exhibit on obesity and another on the subject of death and memory (I think). Very few traditional artifacts, lots of graphics and some participatory (what do you think, feel) stations. I think that several areas were under construction. I probably wouldn't go back.

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Just opposite British Library and Euston Station, you can do a free double whammy of entertainment. Found out the Wellcome Collection had late night Thursdays so went recently with young Adam to two inspired and free exhibitions which set us alight. Imagination abounds. Exhibitions always accessible to laypeople like us. Lots of interactive displays and invitations to engage by writing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must see in London if you take an interest in sciences, health, medicine and social science! Love the gift shop! Entry is free but some collections/ exhibitions may come at a cost!

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Geddington, Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Welcome Trust is a global charitable organisation for medical research. It has an excellent museum (slightly highbrow) with a suberb cafe and outstanding gift shop!! I don't normally buy 'gift' things as a memento, but I defy you not to buy the soft toy 'germs' and the stunning postcards and the humourous sweet pickings. I bought the 'spare parts'... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This exhibition is really interesting, whether from a medical background or not. Lots of exhibits that make you think (and interact). not the biggest, but worth popping in whether for 20 minutes or 2 hours or more- and it's free so definitely worth it if you're around the KX area

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to see the special exhibit, An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition, because we were intrigued by the reviews. We were totally unprepared for the thought provoking, wide ranging, well presented interactive show! Staff members wear t- shirts that say "Ask Me" on the back and seem genuinely happy when you do. The huge room with... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For a string of reasons yesterday we found ourselves having to hang around Euston Station for three hours yesterday. This place was just across Euston Road on the corner of the block to the right of the front of the station so it could not have been nearer or more accessible. It was free too and had a cafe so,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Wellcome collection is what museums should be. Exciting, interesting and extremely well designed. You'll find yourself thinking "wow, I didn't know that" multiple times as you walk through their (admittedly small) exhibitions. But its definitely worth visiting, glad I spent some of my limited time here. The store also has a bunch of really cool items, worth a browse... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visiting the Wellcome collection in July meant that we were able to see "An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition". A great exhibition filled with interactive pieces which really made you think. We thoroughly joined in and attempted most of the interactive parts including drawing pictures, submitting photos and even putting ourselves on the height chart. For two... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road recently and discovered that a vast majority of this attraction was closed off to visitors due to a major renovations taking place. We were told that these renovations were scheduled for completion around the end of this year (2014). In the meantime, there remain a few parts of the Wellcome Collection open... More

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