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

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Dr Crippen's conviction doubtful!

It was my wife's idea to go, as she works at a hospital and wasn't I surprised. This is a good museum to pop into and we had a tour round the forensics area which was a real eye... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was my wife's idea to go, as she works at a hospital and wasn't I surprised. This is a good museum to pop into and we had a tour round the forensics area which was a real eye opener and I learned some brilliant facts, especially that the body found in Dr Crippen's house was likely to have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Part informative, part gruesome, hugely stylish, this 'museum' is a revelation and an oasis of calm on the busy Euston Road. Three floors of galleries and exhibition spaces that draw you in and inform in a really compelling way. There's also a great cafe and shop on the ground floor. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Wellcome Collection has fascinating exhibitions which vary, in addition to the permanent exhibition. There is a restaurant, which I have not tried, but it is not expensive, and offers a good range of food for vegetarians. there is also a large cafe which offers sandwiches and a variety of delicious salads. There is a lovely atmosphere in the cafe,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really enjoyed this free exhibition. Ended up spending three hours there and loved every minute! The forensics exhibition was particularly good but I especially enjoyed the relaxed but informative atmosphere in the reading room. Visited that bit last when I was tired and had a rest in the comfy sofas and chairs while enjoying the reading materials and activities there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to see as in area anyway. Easy to find as nearly opposite Euston station. Free entry. Great exhibition going through crime scene in step. You won't learn anything new if are interested in this area but worth a view for free. Toilets clean. Small area for food. Shop with usual items but variety if prices. Other exhibitions on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Diagonally opposite Euston Station (not Euston Sq), is the Wellcome institute which now shows science based exhibitions (free), so good for the London tourist who may be gobbling up money on loads of sites. Here you will find small but well conceived exhibitions to stimulate your brain; Forensics of the murderer, undress your mind distinguishing sex, Mummification etc There's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Always refreshing to look at exhibitions that combine science, art and sociology. Something a little different each time, plus a great cafe, which wasn't over priced!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had visited the Hunterian Museum previously, and had heard about the Wellcome from travel literature. There was also a current exhibition of Forensics on - so it was a must! There are very interesting collections of medical paraphernalia, and the emphasis is not on jars of specimens - they are all now largely held at the Hunterian. However one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is my favourite place in London. The collections, permanent and temporary, are well displayed and engaging with numerous interactive components. It has a lovely cafe and great bookshop as well. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Firstly, I would recommend visiting The Wellcome Collection, even just to view the permanent collections / exhibits on offer -> including 'Medicine Man' (based on the personal collections of Sir Henry Wellcome, made during his lifetime + various travels abroad ; Genomes (great for kids, due to the interactive activities on offer) ; and The Institute of Sexology (see it... More 

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