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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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interesting science

at the moment there is a special forensic exhibition , for fans of csi find out how the police find out who did the deed . also a part on human sexiology so guidance should be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

at the moment there is a special forensic exhibition , for fans of csi find out how the police find out who did the deed . also a part on human sexiology so guidance should be used here

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A good alternative to the bigger and more famous museums especially if you're on limited time. We only chose to see the forensics exhibit as it's a subject that we both have an interest in, although there was plenty more to look at if we had a bit more time. The exhibit takes you through the stages from the crime... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

amazing numbers of staff all over the building offering advice and supervision to a permanent as well as selection of temporary exhibitions Really well worth a visit alhough I would recommend NOT at the weekend! Nice shop, if a tad expensive beautifully clean toilets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I went to see the Forensics Exhibition with my brother and his wife today. We started in the cafe having coffee to start. It's on the left hand side as you enter and is a lovely quiet place to sit before or after your visit. Walk through the cafe and you'll reach the bookshop which has a great collection. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really enjoyed this. Not too busy and there was also a tour with someone from the museum giving more information about each area. Each of the areas were quite small but very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've always been fascinated by how medicine has evolved over the years, and it was fascinating to see some of the artefacts gathered by Wellcome over the years in the 'Medicine Man' collection. I also enjoyed the 'Forensics: the anatomy of crime' temporary exhibition, which shows how evidence is collected and analysed, using real life examples (books, movies, photos, etc)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

only really worth it if you are local and can drop in. There is not a lot to see and most of it tiny ,and the poor curation ensured everyone was scrambling round trying to find attribution labels ,which were so grudgingly small and poorly lit ,a shame but easily rectified ,please, However ,the courtroom drawings of the Crippen trial... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to The Forensics exhibit, and The Sexology exhibit. Both were interesting, but I felt like there wasn't much there. Lots to read, but not much to look at in comparison to some museums. Definitely worth a visit if you have some time to spare, but I wouldn't have wanted to pay for a ticket.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of the current temporary exhibit. It covers the history and some of the techniques of forensics, including some artifacts and photos of generally morbid appeal. Though the exhibit was carefully put together, my companions and I thought it would have been more fun if they had shown some true-life cases that were solved through forensics.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We came here specifically to see the Forensics exhibit. With such an interesting topic, I was expecting more. For example my nephew listened to a recording of an autopsy. He was expecting a commentary but it was just the sounds of an autopsy like the grinding of the saw. There was also a big freezer which looked interesting . But... More 

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