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Wellcome Collection

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Address: 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7611 2222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.

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Much more interesting than I thought it would be . Would thoroughly recommend

Would totally recommend this collection.Fascinating collection of medical things, as well as two excellent exhibitions

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would totally recommend this collection.Fascinating collection of medical things, as well as two excellent exhibitions

Thank southerlygale
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Curious to see the light installation. Didn't realise the collection is closed on a Monday. Returned on another day. Well worth the visit. There is a bit of a wait to get in. At first you feel like its safer to be near the edge, but it best to walk through the middle. Great experience. Also browsed The Wellcome Collection... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went specifically to see one of the temporary exhibitions which was immensely enjoyable, but the permanent collections also looked inviting so we stayed on. We were fascinated by the items amassed by Wellcome, which ranged from the bizarre to the sublime (Napoleon's toothbrush and a French revolutionary guillotine blade to name but two). The more scientific side to the... More 

Thank MmeCastor
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd not heard of this museum before doing some research online for something that wasn't the science of natural history museum. It's truly fascinating, they have such an unusual and interesting collection of artifacts and art installations. My boyfriend is a physicist and i'm keen on art so it was a really good fit for our interests. It's a nice... More 

Thank Kerri F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a few times. The free collections are interesting and engaging. The library is fab. Very comfortable, lit incredibly well and a few curious things to view whilst you're there. The shop is great too.

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

One of the most interesting and visitor friendly institutions in London prides itself with one of the biggest in the world collection of medicine related artifacts. Fantastic permanent collection: from 18th century anatomical model for midwives to learn their trade, through 19th century prosthetic limbs to early 20th century Japanese ivory sex toys. The temporary exhibitions are just as good.... More 

Thank marulon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a wet November with my sister. It has an austere Neo Classical outside, and an enchanting, instantly welcoming inside. Children and adults with love this equally. I have never come across as museum that is so much fun. Apart from the fascinating exhibitions on medicine and health, there was numerous books and study spaces. Loved the squishy... More 

Thank AntoniaTrip
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wellcome Trust has a very wide collection of medical related objects and exhibits that has been collected over perhaps 100 years. The most interesting display is the one on medical history where objects ranging from old surgical instruments to curious objects used by ancient cultures for medical purposes are displayed. Many of these exhibits were actually displayed at the... More 

Thank BILLYazid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstanding museum. Displays about the history of Medicine and Pharmacy are truly interesting.This collection is diverse from tools that look more like torture to Napoleon's tooth brush. This is the permant exhibit. The visiting exhibit was an unusual experience. You go into basically a bright room of fog. As you walk around room colors change and you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've not found a better free museum in London. There is so much to see here with regular exhibitions and permanent rooms full of interesting artifacts. And after you've seen everything go to the library and relax with or without a book. It's an incredible room designed for anything you like. I happily slept here for an hour!

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