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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #176 of 1,137 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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Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Look it up on the Internet and see what's on. If there isn't a specific exhibition, you might be disappointed. Very nice and quiet coffee shop, though, which looks as though it's used as an office by lots of people.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Hard to categorise the wellcome collection except to any it is certainly worth a visit. It is a place to go for the curious and those interested in the human body and condition. It is not a massive display but you can spend a hour or so browsing and finding yourself lost in an exhibit. It has a good cafe... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a great museum with really helpful staff who actively engaged with all members of our group, asking questions and advising us on the exhibits. The children loved the interactive 3D model, lighting up bits of the body and were fascinated by the staff talk on mirror boxes. Overall a beautifully kept museum with a brilliant shop and cafe... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had some time to burn before heading to Euston so visited the Wellcome collection, as it was free. Was glad I did. Was very interesting, even if most of the exhibition was not on display. Enjoyed interacting with exhibitions, and seeing the public's responses to different questionnaires and activities. Particularly loved the art carved from many pills. Shop was interesting.... More

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Lee on the Solent
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went to see The A to Z of the Human Condition. Really interesting exhibition with some interactive aspects that made you think. It covered a lot of subjects from obesity to shell shock which made for a fascinating visit. Well worth going to.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Came here mainly for a temp exhibition on the A-Z of the human condition. Interesting and quirky exhibits that you wouldn't normally see in museums. There was simple fun and interactive games to play and straw polls to get you thinking. Fun half day to spend for a date or with friends/family

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a very enjoyable afternoon at the welcome collection. Exhibits are unique and quirky, staff very friendly and helpful, lovely coffee selling lovely fresh simple foods and a very interesting shop selling lots of unique unusual books, gifts and cards. Brilliant afternoon and not crowded even on a rainy Saturday.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The building housing the collection is at present being renovated and the items on display are very restricted. However, there were still interesting exhibits on diet, obesity, shell shock in World War I and sex aids, amongst others. There were several imaginative interactive options, for adults as well as for children. The shop has lots of innovative and science-based toys... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this building is right across the road from Euston station so is super easy to get to, plus its free! it exhibits really interesting topics in new and different ways. i love how interactive the current exhibit (idiosyncratic A to Z of the human condition) is. its fun, engaging and current. the cafe is lovely with yummy food and plenty... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I expect that the collection is normally better than this but there is some extensive building work going on at the moment. The medical exhibition did not really do it for me and the exhibition on the human condition was more interesting although I don't like the focus on sex that seems to pervade part of the exhibition for no... More

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