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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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Best part of my London Trip

Part art gallery, Part Museum. Really cosy, and full of interesting, interactive exhibits. I would recommend the Wellcome Collection over both the V&A and British Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Part art gallery, Part Museum. Really cosy, and full of interesting, interactive exhibits. I would recommend the Wellcome Collection over both the V&A and British Museum, especially for younger, art-interested travellers.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Wellcome collection is a fascinating place. It's not overwhelmingly big but you can be there for ages looking at every little thing. The art collection as well as the medical curiosities are to die for. Excellent cafe and good shop as well. I would visit again and again. Even has things for children to see and do, they will... More 

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wellcome Collection is wonderfully eclectic. (Similar to the Pitt Rivers Museum but in an architecturally cleaner space.) Henry Wellcome collected weird and wonderful pieces. (Some more religious items challenged sensibilities; such as a Peruvian mummy and shrunken head - felt that perhaps they shouldn't be on display.) Saying that there're both Hieronymus Bosch & Eadweard Muybridge works on display, surgical... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited with a friend and was surprised by how unique this was. There was so many interesting items to see. Its free entrance so visit if you are near Euston or Kings Cross !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've never visited a museum quite as interesting and mentally stimulating as the Wellcome Collection. My boyfriend and I loved this museum and enjoyed exploring all of the different exhibits, from the permanent displays of shrunken heads and Napoleon's toothbrush, to the temporary exhibit called the Institute of Sex that explored many of society's taboos about sex and the science... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The exhibits here are quite unique as many of them are interesting from both an arts/humanities and scientific/medical perspective. Very helpful and friendly staff too, and there's a great collection of books and other souvenirs in the shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

visited Wellcome collection for a "friday late spectacular:Play" evening where they hosted a free (mostly) evening with lots of interesting digital, card and board games. It was very interactive, many innovative things to try and just have a gala time! I am sure their other exhibitions/events are similarly interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So I arrived way to early for my train at Euston and this place is so near. Lovely and clean and airy there are lots of interesting exhibits and a cafe. I enjoyed all of it! Some things are quite explicit physically and medically so perhaps not for the squeamish. The staircase made a wonderful picture- photography not permitted in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small amount of Wellcome's vast collections of almost everything on display at this well organized and smartly designed venue. Especially worthwhile for those interested in the health and healing.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My favourite museum in London. Always have an interesting exhibitions, staff are friendly and eager to show you around. Definitely worth visiting.

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Address: 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7611 2222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury

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