183 Euston Road
020 7611 2222
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.
Inside this impressive building you will find three gallery spaces, a public events programme, the Wellcome Library, a café, a bookshop, conference facilities and a members' club.
Gallery, Science centre
10.00-18.00 (galleries closed, except public holidays)
10.00-18.00 (Library until 20.00)
10.00-22.00 (Library until 20.00)
10.00-18.00 (Library until 16.00)
11.00-18.00 (Library closed)
Closed 24-26 December
FREE to everyone
Fine Art, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology
Key artists and exhibits
- Charles Darwin
- Mark Quinn
Exchanges at the Frontier with Kay Redfield Jamison
- 5 December 2013 7-8:30pm *on now
Kay Redfield Jamison is a clinical psychologist with a unique story. She is a world leader in the study of bipolar (manic-depressive) illness, a condition that she herself has had since her adolescence.
As a highly regarded clinician with direct experience of the condition she treats, she has a rare and moving perspective on the debilitating nature of this psychiatric disorder and its seductive but disastrous highs, depressions and disordered thinking. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA and the author of 'An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of moods and madness', which explores her initial ambivalence towards a life dependent on medication and her faith in the healing power of psychotherapy. She is also the coauthor of the standard medical textbook on bipolar disorder.
This event is FREE. Booking required. Online booking opens at 11am on Friday 29 November.
Exchanges at the Frontier with Iain Couzin
- 12 December 2013 7-8:30pm
Iain Couzin specialises in collective animal behaviour, a phenomenon that encompasses flocking birds, shoaling fish and swarming locusts.
He is a Scottish biologist based at Princeton University in the USA and has conducted the world's most detailed study into locust swarms in the desert of Mauritania, west Africa.
These vast clouds of locusts devastate crops across the globe and lead directly to famine; his research uncovers ways to trick them into self-destruction and has huge implications for global food supply and health.
His research into swarming behaviour challenges accepted orthodox theories of collective animal behaviour, while also having implications for human behaviour and crowd dynamics.
This event is FREE. Booking required. Tickets will be available online from 11.00 on Friday 29 November.