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Wellcome Collection

Address: 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
Phone Number: 44 020 7611 2222
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Ranked #136 of 919 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love going to the Wellcome, always interesting and thought provoking exhibitions, staff are always helpful and polite. Cafe and book shop are good. The reading room is a place to lose yourself for an hour or two. The current sexology exhibition is very interesting. Would highly recommend.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an afternoon at the Wellcome museum. The Sexology Exhibition was well laid out, and we were very fortunate to be able to join in a live discussion on Freud and his work. There are a variety of extra sessions that are advertised and if you are planning to visit, may be worth timing to coincide with a talk... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You can spend a.very enjoyable and thought provoking morning at this show. Whenever I go to the Wellcome I tend to peruse the bookshop first, taking in the literature that might provide extra reading and further contexts for the exhibition. I then sit myself down for a nice tea and, yes, a divine cake, contemplating the treasures and dilemmas about... More 

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UK
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27 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stumbled on the exhibition by accident and saw there was a special sexology exhibition, so we walked in. Very interesting and well laid out. Also a nice cafe downstairs and a medical exhibition as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although not extensive, I was really impressed with the Wellcome Collection. The sexology exhibition was great and really interesting and the reading room was interesting too. Would recommend.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An excellent 'museum' very close to Euston /Euston Square underground station. There is always something interesting to see in these excellent exhibition halls. A few steps to negotiate for the infirm visitor but overall a friendly and inviting place. There is an excellent cafeteria/restaurant with reasonable prices. The museum is well equipped with clean cloakroom / toilet facilities. This museum... More 

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Auckland
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

When I visited in October there was an excellent exhibition about the Human Condition. Intriguing. Not much on display from their permanent collection though. It would pay to check the website for details of exactly what's available to view before choosing to go. Oh to be in London more often!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Wellcome Collection is big, so they vary the items on display in the different galleries. They are a bit 'dry' and will appeal to people interested in the specific topic covered. The main exhibition at the time of writing is called The institute of sexology - which is an academic study of sexual practices. Interesting, but not necessarily worth... More 

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London
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The building has been undergoing a major development, which maybe explains the recent mix of reviews - I don't think some of the reviewers realise that many of the galleries are closed right now. It will be really exciting to revisit in the Spring when all has re-opened but, meanwhile, the extraordinary, multi-layered Institute of Sexology is worth five stars... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just opposite Euston station this is a perfect meeting point. Great exhibitions, large cafe/seating area and a varied, fresh menu. Very clean and tidy. Plenty of staff on hand. Excellent

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