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Wellcome Collection

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Address: 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
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+44 20 7611 2222
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably...

Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop, a restaurant and conference facilities. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.

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Great galleries and lovely cafe

Really nice staff. Interesting collections. They do guided tours of the various galleries through the day. Nice cafe with food and drinks.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice staff. Interesting collections. They do guided tours of the various galleries through the day. Nice cafe with food and drinks.

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Briport
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to see the exhibition on electricity & was pleasantly surprised by the rest of the place, but had insufficient time to explore it in its entirety. The history of electricity was partly known to me and I was amused to overhear some American students commenting about it not being made available to some places until after WW2. (The... More 

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Thank Clive R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibitions were fantastic: not an overload of information, but laid out nicely and allowed you to amble through it leisurely. If you have an interest in medicine or the sciences, this is perfect for satisfying your intellectual curiosity but not mentally draining. Reading room is lovely and regularly holds poetry (?) meetings. I would almost say it's the adult... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredibly beautiful building with interesting features and furnishings. Amazing collection of historical and medical artefacts as well as fascinating exhibitions. Kids loved it (use the audio guides in the main collection!) and so did the adults. Big enough to browse for a couple of hours but not overwhelming. Great food in the cafe - yummy cakes!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to categorise this museum, as it is based on one man's collection of everything that took his fancy, but it is largely medical in theme. Having said that it had an exhibition on electricity which was only related to medicine in that it included exhibits of some real and some quack remedies, plus of course X-rays. It... More 

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Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited, the Mental Asylum exhibit was on. This was my favourite part although I enjoyed everything the museum has to offer. The museum is right near London Euston station so I'd recommend going there before catching your train home or going there first when you arrive in London. It's free and it's educational, what's not to like?

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Thank Zara W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here so many times - it's my favourite place in London. The exhibitions are usually really interesting, but my favourite part is the second floor library which has cushions, comfy sofas, interesting scientific paintings (plus a picasso at the entrance). It's a great place to go on a rainy day and just hang out. Can get crowded though!

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Thank Lily C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of my favouite places in London and I visit regularly - to see a new exhibition, to have a coffee in their lovely cafe (a bit pricey, but excellent), to hang out in the library (cushions!). If you're looking for a museum that is a bit quirky and less flooded with tourists than other similar places in London... More 

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Thank HannahBellah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this museum many times. It is right opposite to Euston station so ideal to spend an hour or so before your train journey. There are special exhibitions of a very high standard as well as the permanent collection. Recently, the history of Asylums was particularly interesting. Free entry. A great shop. Also a lovely reading room which... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite place to go in London. I've been to several exhibitions here (which are free) and they have all been wonderful. I always recommend the Wellcome Collection to everyone I know.

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