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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #130 of 1,098 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.
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Geddington, Northants
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Welcome Trust is a global charitable organisation for medical research. It has an excellent museum (slightly highbrow) with a suberb cafe and outstanding gift shop!! I don't normally buy 'gift' things as a memento, but I defy you not to buy the soft toy 'germs' and the stunning postcards and the humourous sweet pickings. I bought the 'spare parts'... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This exhibition is really interesting, whether from a medical background or not. Lots of exhibits that make you think (and interact). not the biggest, but worth popping in whether for 20 minutes or 2 hours or more- and it's free so definitely worth it if you're around the KX area

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to see the special exhibit, An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition, because we were intrigued by the reviews. We were totally unprepared for the thought provoking, wide ranging, well presented interactive show! Staff members wear t- shirts that say "Ask Me" on the back and seem genuinely happy when you do. The huge room with... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For a string of reasons yesterday we found ourselves having to hang around Euston Station for three hours yesterday. This place was just across Euston Road on the corner of the block to the right of the front of the station so it could not have been nearer or more accessible. It was free too and had a cafe so,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Wellcome collection is what museums should be. Exciting, interesting and extremely well designed. You'll find yourself thinking "wow, I didn't know that" multiple times as you walk through their (admittedly small) exhibitions. But its definitely worth visiting, glad I spent some of my limited time here. The store also has a bunch of really cool items, worth a browse... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visiting the Wellcome collection in July meant that we were able to see "An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition". A great exhibition filled with interactive pieces which really made you think. We thoroughly joined in and attempted most of the interactive parts including drawing pictures, submitting photos and even putting ourselves on the height chart. For two... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road recently and discovered that a vast majority of this attraction was closed off to visitors due to a major renovations taking place. We were told that these renovations were scheduled for completion around the end of this year (2014). In the meantime, there remain a few parts of the Wellcome Collection open... More

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Wyong Creek, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the second time I have visited the Wellcome Collection. Much of the permanent exhibition was closed off due to renovations but this didn't matter. The open exhibits were engaging, interesting and fun. The collection is open late some nights and is free. We stayed at St Pancras YHA hitch is just up the road. Definitely worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Although from the outside there is a lot of scaffolding, the overall collection is still interesting. The variety on offer can interest all ages but it is over quite quickly. Good points include a calm environment in the cafe and a free cloakroom.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I enjoyed this museum a lot. Very interesting, creative. You can learn a lot. One of my favorites in London.

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