Wellcome Collection

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Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious.

Located at 183 Euston Road, London, 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 as well as publications, tours, a book prize, international and digital projects. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Science centre, Library

Opening hours

Monday galleries closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Admission charges

FREE to everyone

Getting there

The nearest mainline stations are Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross.

The nearest tube stations are Euston Square, Euston and Warren Street.

These buses stop close to our main entrance at 183 Euston Road:
18, 30, 73, 205, 390

Items from this collection

Collection details

Fine Art, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Charles Darwin
  • Napoleon
  • Mark Quinn
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The Friendship Bench and Refugee Astronaut

Being Human

  • 5 September 2019 — 31 December 2030 *on now

Being Human explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. It reflects our hopes and fears about new forms of medical knowledge, and our changing relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.

Featuring 50 artworks and objects, the gallery is divided into four sections: Genetics, Minds & Bodies, Infection, and Environmental Breakdown. Discover a refugee astronaut carrying their belongings to an unknown destination, sniff a perfumed bronze sculpture that smells of breast milk, listen to an epidemic jukebox, and watch a fast-food outlet slowly flood.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/XNFfsxAAANwqbNWD

Image of three people within the exhibition

Play Well

  • 8 March 2020

‘Play Well’ explores how play transforms both childhood and society. Using displays of historic toys and games, artworks and design, this exhibition investigates how play develops social bonds, emotional resilience and physical wellbeing. The exhibition includes: images of children at play in the street, in playgrounds and beyond; makeshift and commercially produced toys; digital games and a LARP (live action role-play) space by artist Adam James.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/XSg-7xEAACcAGVXc

Getting there

The nearest mainline stations are Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross.

The nearest tube stations are Euston Square, Euston and Warren Street.

These buses stop close to our main entrance at 183 Euston Road:
18, 30, 73, 205, 390

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London
Greater London
NW1 2BE
England

Website

http://www.wellcomecollection.org

E-mail

General enquiries

info@wellcomecollection.org

Media enquiries

t.morley@wellcome.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7611 2222

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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