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“Fascinating, quirky collection”

Wellcome Collection
Ranked #108 of 1,906 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Small-scale exhibitions by most London museum standards, but creatively presented, and delightfully graphic!
Enjoyable way to pass an hour or so.

Date of experience: May 2018
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"euston station"
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"human body"
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"permanent exhibition"
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"mental health"
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"book shop"
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"graphic design"
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"free cloakroom"
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"medical science"
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"gift shop"
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"free exhibition"
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"thought provoking"
in 9 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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"couple of hours"
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"excellent exhibition"
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"free audio guide"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Interesting, if quirky exhibition just opposite Euston Station. The exhibitions are free. There is also a great cafe and gift shop with some very unusual products. (Lifelike hearts made of chocolate!)

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Avenger V
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 can wander here and there and at the top, lots of people were working on their laptops, sprawled on large cushions and no doubt soaking up some free wifi.

Super cool place - and all for free! Loved it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 space is great, the staff is smiley, the cafe is tasty and the gift shop is just fab.

Date of experience: April 2018
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