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Wellcome Collection

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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I took the free guided tour of the Wellcome Collection. It lasts about 30 minutes and is time well... read more

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Wellcome Collection is the free museum and library for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Here you can enjoy contemporary and historical exhibitions, a word-renowned...more
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183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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I took the free guided tour of the Wellcome Collection. It lasts about 30 minutes and is time well spent! The guide that day, a youngish bearded gentleman, was absolutely brilliant. He was knowledgeable, friendly and witty, engaged us by asking questions, and conveyed really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this to be an excellent place to spend a few hours with a teenager interested in science. Eclectic collection of curios related to medicine and buildings, interesting but pricey gift shop and one of the best carrot cakes I've ever tasted. Toilets are scrupulously...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

“Global Clinic” 🏠 ... referring to a smaller version of a real thing. And it’s these miniatures that in turn give us an exemplar – something we can / should learn from either because they are smaller, easier to handle and get and/or that they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a few hours to spare before my train home from Euston Station, it was a cold afternoon so I decided to pop in here as a few workmates recommended it. Considering it was a weekday it was quite busy, the cafe was full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating multiple exhibits here on different aspects of world medical history. A small selection of the wide ranging and eclectic collection spanning themes of medicine, the body, life, death, and eroticism from different perspectives and time periods across the world. The pics here focus on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my first call to the Wellcome Collection I decided to visit the Living with Buildings Exhibition with an aspiring architect. Upon entry to Wellcome collection - I was immediately fascinated and excited as the Anthony Gormley figure subtly greets you - hanging in limbo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often come here when we have a few hours to spare. The exhibitions are always very interesting and nicely laid out. The main collection upstairs is fascinating - loads of interesting things from his collection. The shop is great too - loads of super...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an unexpected surprise this place is. It's not just Henry Wellcome’s fascinating collection of ancient masks used in far off places for healing and more macabre instruments used in relatively recent times, the free audio guide is brilliany put together and adds to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jan t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit Wellcome Collections after hearing about it's medical exhibitions online. We found it easy enough & entry was free. The Medicine Man & Medicine Now exhibitions were the ones we went to see & I'm so glad we did. After all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

A quirky and interesting exhibition space, showing the effect architecture has on human living ... best bits for me were the two video films, one on the Pepys Estate and its residents, the other on an MRI scan and its participants in Peckham I think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from kcarters | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there’s enough mummies, gruesome looking medical tools and funny pictures to keep them busy. We had a six year old who thinks museums are boring and he enjoyed it
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January 9, 2018|
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Response from Boudin882 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 hours. There is a well stocked book store, as good as Foyles, ans an excellent restaurant which has an emphasis on fruit and vegetable- based meals.
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January 9, 2018|
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Response from Carl V |
I would allow 2-3 hours at minimum - tack on another hour for lunch and gift shop. We found some amazing things in their design gift shop that made the stop even more worthwhile.