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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
+44 20 7611 2222
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Underwhelming.

I came here a few years back and enjoyed our experience then. We didn't get the same experience... read more

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EPitt80
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Surprisingly interesting place to visit

I have passed this place many times while visiting London without entering but decided to go in and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ijones0269
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7611 2222
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here a few years back and enjoyed our experience then. We didn't get the same experience this time round, it was a little boring and underwhelming.

Thank EPitt80
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have passed this place many times while visiting London without entering but decided to go in and see it on a recent trip. I was very pleasantly surprised. There was an interesting permanent exhibition and a fascinating temporary exhibition on "teeth", which had all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the Medicine Man exhibition. What a fantastic display of medical development over the year and a real mummified body on display. Free to enter Displays on May floors Interactive Lovely cafe This is a fantastic place to visit and broaden your thinking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quirky place that wasn't really what I expected. It had been described to me as mostly focused on medicine, but the permanent exhibition Medicine Man was closed when I was there, so there was some modern art with medical themes and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been meaning to visit here for years and today was the day. The downstairs galleries are not what I expected at all...modern art installations which would feel more at home at the Tate modern featuring films on free diving ( diving deep in the...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic little museum with free general admission as with most of London's museums. The permanent exhibitions alone are worth popping into. We also had an afternoon tea in the restaurant. The staff are friendly and the whole place has such a cozy...More

Thank jackj721950
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Visiting the Wellcome building means that you have access to a pleasant environment, space, refreshment as well as an eclectic collection of medically related curiosities. It is also completely free to view the exhibits! Situated on the Euston Road almost opposite the station it is...More

1  Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I was surprised by this museum. It turned out to be much more then I was expecting. There is a lot of items from the medical history of different cultures and some art exhibits. If you are in the area stop by and see it....More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

As always the special exhibits were thought provoking and interesting A good place to drop into if you are interested in health and humanities Free admission and a great cafe and bookstore

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I had a rare time to myself on a cold London February day. Although cold the day itself was spectacular, sunny with bright blue skies. We were staying close to Kings Cross and walking up Euston St. I stumbled upon this unique museum. Being in...More

Thank pedidoctx
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Bloomsbury
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
...More
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Venetia B
2 April 2018|
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Response from HappyChappy2b | Reviewed this property |
without a doubt, I'm sure you will find something for all.
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Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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Response from Boudin882 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 hours. There is a well stocked book store, as good as Foyles, ans an excellent restaurant which has an emphasis on fruit and vegetable- based meals.
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Wanderlust T
9 January 2018|
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Response from SusanPakka | Reviewed this property |
Well, I got easily distracted by their displays - they are very quirky, and I could have spent much longer in their main room. If you have lunch and do the additional temporary exhibitions you could do four or five - just... More
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