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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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Eclectically engaging!

This is my current favorite London museum, and I've been to many! Billed as appealing to "the... read more

Reviewed today
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Wonderful eclectic collection of items in one wood lined room

I had never been before - and regret not doing so. The first room we visited, wood lined and full... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is my current favorite London museum, and I've been to many! Billed as appealing to "the incurably curious," it has a bit of everything for the curious mind. The permanent Wellcome Collection is full of medical devices from throughout the ages, which is nowhere...More

Thank wyotravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had never been before - and regret not doing so. The first room we visited, wood lined and full of extraordinary things which included the following: (this is NOT a comprehensive list, by any means).... A collection of artificial limbs and hands made from...More

Thank SusanPakka
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the Wellcome Collection for the first time and loved it. Well-designed, bright, airy building, where the first thing you see is an Anthony Gormley figure hanging from the ceiling in the foyer! The Medicine Man collection of medical antiquities is fascinating, I could have...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited London for a week holiday with our pre-teen children. We were recommended to visit either this museum or the Old Operating Room, and the Wellcome Collection won out. This was an interesting of old and new perspectives on medicine, with a display of...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just opposite Euston Station collections that are so different from any other museum. The permanent collection about the man Wellcome, a collector or perhaps even a hoarder is fascinating in its eclectic breath. The other changing collection is currently articles submitted by the public with...More

Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to London before and had a week to spend this time, so we were looking for something off-beat and, frankly, inexpensive. Well, this terrific museum is free of charge and very centrally located. Heavy on medical science and anthropology; very modern facilities and interactive...More

Thank hidey-holer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wellcome Collection is a really interesting and unique museum experience. My favourite part was the brain/neuroscience part as it showed you lots of things in a really interesting way for example listening to first hand accounts, watching videos etc. His collection of historical items...More

1  Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of interesting items. Sent 3 hours just wandering around. The reading room is really interesting and a great place just to sit and relax. Photography is permitted. The shop has great items and is not overly expensive.

Thank Hermitty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entrance. Nice visit. Interesting collection. Perfect, easy stop in a rainy day. Near Euston Station, if you are nearby let's go there but I daresay not in the top 10 in London.

Thank ReviewsItaly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undoubtedly one of my favourite places to visit in London, just across the road from Euston which is super handy especially if you have an hour or two spare before or after you arrive into London. The permanent galleries are excellent and there is often...More

Thank James W
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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7 August 2017|
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Response from Teresa N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn't go into the reading room.
7 August 2017|
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Response from Nightflight | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is good but can be busy. If you want to combine two sights in one part of London, The British Library is only a few hundred yards away, and their special exhibitions are usually pretty good.
So M
20 August 2016|
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Response from wellcomecollecti2017 | Property representative |
Yes, all our exhibitions are free.