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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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