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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #134 of 1,078 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very good exhibitions - real mix of science, art and humanities - really well thought out. Well worth one or many visits.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Wellcome Collection is consistently one of the best exhibition venues in London. The masterful curation of each show is astounding. Clearly a great deal of thought goes into the concept and presentation of each exhibition hosted - these usually touch upon art, science, and philosophy. It's not a huge space, but a great deal is packed into each show.... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Interesting exhibitions but the place is undergoing building works at the moment so would like to go again when its all done. We have been here for lunch a couple of times too. Lovely potatos bravas soup (yes, you heard me right!). The quiches are good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the most well-curated exhibitions I've ever seen. An eclectic selections of items put together with excellent taste. I'm surprised it's not very well known. I would recommend it to anyone - couples, families, friends and solo!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

thought provoking, interesting, able to have our photos taken in lab coats, made us laugh. lunch was lovely, too.

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Binghamton, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Fascinating exhibits - and not what you expect. We saw a very good exhibit dealing with research and art which matched artists with medical researchers around the world. The museum is undergoing a huge rebuilding at the moment, so parts of it are not open, but what is there is first rate. They also have a terrific bookstore/gift shop with... More

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