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Wellcome Collection

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Address: 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7611 2222
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Wonderful exhibition of tibet's secret temple

This exhibition is so thoughtfully assembled with photos, artefacts, quotations and video clips. A magical experience. And such a great idea to hand out the booklet guides in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This exhibition is so thoughtfully assembled with photos, artefacts, quotations and video clips. A magical experience. And such a great idea to hand out the booklet guides in the queue. Well worth a visit.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating exhibition if you are interested in exploring Tibetan Buddhism and the connection with yoga and meditation. It has been well thought through and the mix of exhibits and video footage makes it more accessible. The theme of mediation and mindfulness is also explored and this is reflected in another new exhibition just started which we missed... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique art showcased in a unique way. We particularly enjoyed the changing exhibitions. Will visit again when in the area

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Management response:

Thanks for your kind review. Our latest exhibition has just opened, States of Mind. It's on until October so perhaps we'll see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the main plus points for this museum is that it's just over the road from Euston Station so easy to pop in for a quick look around before leaving London and heading back to civilization in the North. There are some fascinating artefacts and paintings in the collection which are great for someone like myself who knows quite... More 

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Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and like our shop and cafe and hope to see you again soon :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For me the best exhibit was the history of forensics, I found this so ok interesting and informative. For anyone who has any interest in medicine or forensics then you must visit

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Thank Phil T
Management response:

Thanks a lot for your review! We're glad your visit to Forensics: Anatomy of crime was so positive. Our new exhibition, open from today, is called States of Mind and explores consciousness. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to learn part of modern history of medicine. Good collections overall, many informations could be learnt. Stay in the library, it's worth time spending.

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Many thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wellcome collection is great went to see the medical collection but we had the added bonus of the Tibet Secret Temple exhibition. The exhibits were set out really well....its only a small museum but that's what makes it better. Well worth a visit.

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Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed Tibet's Secret Temple. We've also just opened our latest exhibition, States of Mind. Hopefully we'll see you again soon :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite museum in London so far - it's very interactive (with tours and activities) and there so much to see and do! It's fascinating to explore the history of medicine as well as the Tibetan temple exhibition. I love the way it builds atmosphere so that the displays don't feel so sterile. Only thing is that it's on the... More 

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Management response:

What a lovely review, thank you. We're very proud of Tibet's Secret Temple and have just opened our latest temporary exhibition, States of Mind. We hope to see you back soon! :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place - and it's free! Interesting permanent and visiting exhibitions. Each visit is a joy, with a good shop and eats too!

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Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoy coming back. Our latest exhibition has just opened, called States of Mind, so do pop in to see that one when you can! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The items on displace are all loosely related to health and medicine however some are more directly associated than others. There are paintings which show several aspects of medicine and childbirth, false limbs, votive offerings, sex aids, all sorts of objects each explained and grouped together. It's an interesting collection but smaller than other more well known museums.

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