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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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medicine man

If you have a thing for medicine history, the macabre, or oddities in general, this collection is... read more

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Avenger V
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London, United Kingdom
So, so interesting

A wonderful visit with my three teenage children, we were all fascinated by the large, diverse and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth B
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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 library, live events and tours, or buy books and gifts, food and drink. You'll also discover the Reading Room, a retreat from the London bustle, where you can browse books, play games, read and connect with new ideas and new people. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed today

If you have a thing for medicine history, the macabre, or oddities in general, this collection is easily one of the best with free access to public you will find, both in terms of quality of the objects and pertinence.

Thank Avenger V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful visit with my three teenage children, we were all fascinated by the large, diverse and sometimes bizarre items on display. Lots of information on everything available - via handhelds if you want. So many interesting things, we were talking about them later. You...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And that is not only because I am a first class hypochondriac. Ok, maybe that helps. But I have never been to an exhibition here that is not good, including the current one. Actually they have all been well above average. Apart from curation, the...More

Thank Vassiliki P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set up in a way that is very accessible to explore and learn. Love the children’s guide they publish with super questions that pique Childrens curiosity. Historic and contemporary review of health issues.

Thank creativecrew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying near here for a weekend in January and accidentally spent so much time inside. I went first on Saturday lunchtime as the city was hectic and it was cold and raining, the cafe on the second floor was a wonderful treat, plenty...More

1  Thank CulturalExplorer7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the exhbits alot, however the art exhibt wasn’t our cup of tea and i don’t feel like it fitted with the rest of the medical related exhibits.

Thank Zebrapies
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see to see the medical collection that they had and it was very informative and interesting

Thank Nick159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm actually slightly unwillingly to leave a review as I'd like to keep the collection a secret for the hustle and bustle of people :) The collection was recommended by a friend and I absolutely loved it. The down side was that we could only...More

1  Thank Erica F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’d heard great things about this, but the Now and Man exhibitions (we didn’t try the others) weren’t enthralling. Many of the exhibit labels in Man were hidden away some way from the objects. The audio guide was helpful for the relatively few things it...More

Thank jconline
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I wanted places to go that were free! I’m a nurse and have never heard of this place! It is in a beautiful building right near the tube so easy to get to . Their are lifts so no need to climb...More

Thank Lynne H
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Bloomsbury
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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Venetia B
2 April 2018|
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Response from HappyChappy2b | Reviewed this property |
without a doubt, I'm sure you will find something for all.
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Wanderlust T
9 January 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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Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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Response from SusanPakka | Reviewed this property |
Well, I got easily distracted by their displays - they are very quirky, and I could have spent much longer in their main room. If you have lunch and do the additional temporary exhibitions you could do four or five - just... More
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