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About the Wellcome Collection

Large museum devoted to medical history -- with a large permenant gallery of medical developments and the personal collection of its founder.

Also hosts a number of regularly changing major displays and events.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Wellcome Collection,
183 Euston Road,
London,
NW1 2BE

Link to Wellcome Collection's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Tranquillity
This exhibition offers new commissions that take a deeper look at feelings of peace and balance.
Tranquillity
10am to 5pm
Camden
Ends on Sun 9th January 2022
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
Joy
Free  
Explore the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body.
Joy
3pm to 5pm
Camden
Ends on Wed 23rd February 2022
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
 

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Wellcome Collection

The nearest station is Euston Square which is 0.1 miles away.


Wellcome Collection - Latest News

Wellcome Collection reopens next Wednesday
Wellcome Collection reopens next Wednesday

In just over a week, the Wellcome Collection will reopen its doors for the first time since the lockdown closed them.

An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime
An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

Play is something that is fairly recent innovation — as for most of humanity’s existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition – taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition
Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition

The Wellcome Collection’s “Medicine Now” exhibition is a permanent display, that’s closing in April. So you have just a few weeks left to visit it.

Science as art at the Wellcome Collection
Science as art at the Wellcome Collection

Is it science, art, or maybe both. An art exhibition seeks to explore the connection that sees science turned into art, with rather variable end results.

Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome
Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome

A display of Asian medicine writings collected by the Wellcome Collection a century ago has gone on display for the first time.

Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life
Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life

You’ve probably seen the black and white photo of a woman in futuristic hair-curlers promoting the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition about electricity, but its more than hair tongs and kettles that’s on display.

Wellcome to your unconscious mind
Wellcome to your unconscious mind

Deep in the dead of night, science, religion and art come together and dance a merry jig in the minds of sleeping Londoners.

Wellcome to Buddhists, Boning, and Bones
Wellcome to Buddhists, Boning, and Bones

Drums made from human skulls, jewellery from human bones, dogs for supper, and graphic sex — all are an unexpected display of Buddhism at the Wellcome Collection.

Mind Bending Fogs Fill the Wellcome Collection
Mind Bending Fogs Fill the Wellcome Collection

A room filled with dense fog, coloured fog, still fog, murmurs in the fog, faces fading into view through the fog. This is the Wellcome Collection’s latest art display.

Go forensic at the Wellcome Collection
Go forensic at the Wellcome Collection

Forensics, the mysterious solver of difficult to solve crimes that is the mainstay of many a crime novel and daytime TV series, is also now the topic of a new exhibition at the recently refurbished Wellcome Collection.

Museum Meals – Wellcome Collection
Museum Meals – Wellcome Collection

A first museum meal of the new year and as with all new-year resolutions, time for something annoyingly healthy to offset the excesses of the past month.

Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection
Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection

Outsider Art – the somewhat patronizing term given to art done by artists who are not formally trained as artists in big artist training camps. It is also the topic of an ongoing exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in central London.

Wellcome Collection Winter Events – Booking Starts Today

The rather excellent Wellcome Collection by Euston station has just announced its list of events for the winter, of which the following need to be pre-booked. They tend to “sell out” extremely quickly, so here is a heads up of

Watching Brain Surgery – Live

The TV channel that lobotomises half the population with its Big Brother show also managed to redeem itself this week by broadcasting a series of live surgery events from the Wellcome Collection in central London. Last night I was there

 

Recent exhibitions

This exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us.
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
This exhibition contemplates the contradictory life-giving and death-dealing extremes generated by electricity.
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
If you built a museum of nature in the 21st century, what would it look like?
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
Comprising of over 200 objects, this exhibition considers the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages.
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
This exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts.
2021-09-24
2021-09-24
This exhibition considers how artists can give shape to the human experience, provoking ideas about our senses, our sexual health, our bodies’ limitations and reflections on our food chain.
2021-09-24
2021-09-24

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