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Wellcome Collection

Address: 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury)
Phone Number: 44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #234 of 2,399 things to do 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Medical museum with some fascinating exhibits - current sexology exhibition interesting although probably not worth queuing! Always a well stocked book and gift shop with good quality art prints etc. great cafe - good quality lunch and cake choices. Particularly good if you have an hour to spare around Euston station.

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Ann Arbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you're around Euston station, take time to browse this collection. When I was there, they were had a special exhibit on the science of sex. Sort of a Kinsey-like focus on science, but broader and with more social context. I was with a group being a given a special tour, which meant we were led through by a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Really good location as it is walking distance from Euston station, Euston Square and Warren street. It is free to get in and the permanent collection is facilitating. At the moment they have the institute of sexology collection on which is worth the que. The staff are really helpful and friendly and to top it all they have a cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Really good location as it is walking distance from Euston station, Euston Square and Warren street. It is free to get in and the permanent collection is facilitating. At the moment they have the institute of sexology collection on which is worth the que. The staff are really helpful and friendly and to top it all they have a cafe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

in such a good location , being opposite Euston station and just a moment from Kings cross this is a great place to visit especially if like me you enjoy the weird and the wonderful . The sexology exhibition although small is brilliant and the shop has a really eclectic selection of books and postcards . This is why London... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just popped in here as early for the train home, it was well worth the effort, managed to visit two contrasting galleries. Probably not for the squeamish or prudish, but very interesting. Will go back again to see other galleries and exhibitions.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I am one to really love museums and exhibits so when I saw that the Wellcome Collection was doing an exhibit on 'The Institute Sexology' I was thrilled and me and my partner went to London and put this on the list of places to visit. It was pretty easy to find and get to, the exhibit itself was small... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This review is only for the coffee shop and not the exhibitions. I was 'served' by someone who appeared to be the manager, but everytime she asked my order she turned away and spoke to a colleague and then turned back to ask the same question. Ultimately the coffee was good but not made by the same person and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There are a lot of very positive reviews for this place and I'm not entirely sure why really. Don't get me wrong it killed an hour and the exhibition was interesting but I've experienced a lot better. The exhibitions change every now and then and the current 'Institute of Sex' one is interesting but I wasn't as fascinated as I... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The exhibition is well wroth a visit, and entry is free. I had been warned that timed tickets were in operation at busy times, but on a Tuesday afternoon I just walked straight in. It was nicely busy in the exhibition. I will certainly go back as the exhibitions change. Easily accessible if you are passing through Euston.

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