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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
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Description: This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.

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Always something new to see, buy or eat!

Always a great place to visit - fascinating temporary exhibitions, tempting cafe and even more tempting shop. There are also various lobbies upstairs where you can sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Always a great place to visit - fascinating temporary exhibitions, tempting cafe and even more tempting shop. There are also various lobbies upstairs where you can sit comfortably and hear yourself speak. A regular popping-in place for me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been back and forth between Australia and the UK for last couple of years undertaking my PhD studies in the History of Medicine. That is how I came to know about the wonderful Wellcome Collection - which is basically a museum and library full of modern and historical resources and exhibits all about Health and Medicine. I cannot stress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having originally booked a table in the restaurant, we were amazed at the exhibition and the whole experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The displays were interactive, encouraging children to get involved. The afternoon tea in the 2nd floor restaurant was excellent value - and we will definitely be coming back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Spacious and air conditioned it was a pleasure just to walk into the building. The permanent collection was well presented. The Sexology Exhibition once we'd overcome the immature giggling stage was informative and showed the changes in the views of society. The Modern Medicine section blended latest technology with art. An unusual mix which worked. The questionnaire was interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is my favorite exhibit I have ever been too. The history of medicine was fascinating to me. I admit, I work in the medical field so I know this is high on my interest list but I enjoyed it so much, I'm thinking of going again. It was very interesting, very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A very eclectic collection with something to interest everyone. The gift shop has a wide range of items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went to the Wellcome on Saturday for the Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects exhibition…then attended two talks and an activity. The staff were fantastically knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge… had a great afternoon. Always learn something new here - a fab resource

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

"The free exhibition for the incurable curious" Free Interesting Well laid out Clean Spacious Next to Euston Sq tube Good times (but closed Mondays) Innovative Challenging No school kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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