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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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The Wellcome Collection was quite possibly the best museum we saw in London! The permanent exhibit on Henry Wellcome showing off his collection was really intriguing, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Wellcome Collection was quite possibly the best museum we saw in London! The permanent exhibit on Henry Wellcome showing off his collection was really intriguing, and the forensics exhibit was equally interesting. The best exhibit by far was the Institute of Sexology, which tracked the history of human sexuality and sexual studies and really was eye opening, so long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum and free to visit. Some great artifacts from shrunken heads to an entire printout of a person's DNA. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Wellcome Collection to see the current Forensics exhibition which was fascinating. The reading room and other exhibitions are also worth visiting. The Cafe is also excellent and not too crowded even on a Saturday lunchtime and the book/gift shop is very well stocked with items related to the current exhibitions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Full of weird and the wonderful. It's the better then Ridleys belief it or not and they have some good exhibitions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My first visit to this museum, but I'll be returning to see future exhibitions. The one I visited was all about forensics. Cafe looks good, although I didn't try it out and entrance to the museum is free.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited with a friend to see The Anatomy of Crime Exhibition which is running until 21st June 2015. Being a former Scenes of Crime Officer (dating back to 1969 > 1971) it was a subject I was particularly interested in and overall, was not disappointed. I was able to identify some of the techniques I used back in those times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the 2 special exhibitions & the usual collection -fascinating shows & knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this because it was conveniently located opposite Euston Station and we had some time to kill. The building is bright and modern and lovely staff in the cloakroom. We were interested in the Forensics section but although it wasn't packed, it was actually quite difficult to get close enough to read the exhibits. The information was interesting but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An eclectic and varied collection of medical curiosities and history, worth a visit if you're in the area. This museum is conveniently located close to Euston Station, however it's easy to miss. I was looking for it and still managed to walk straight past the entrance. Once inside, you realise it's a nice, clean space with good facilities. It's completely... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited the Forensics exhibition on a Saturday after reading about it online. The exhibition is poorly laid out and it does not take many people to make it difficult to see the exhibits or read the walls. The content did not really inspire, needs to have more interactive things to do (maybe a mock up of a crime scene and... More 

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