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Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

Science Museum, Café, and Event Space
Bloomsbury, London
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  • Laura N.
    "Free exhibitions, a lovely cafe and shop and an interesting library"(5 Tips)
    Alexia K.
    "institute of sexology exhibition"(4 Tips)
    Bijan Y.
    "Great exhibitions...forensics currently."(5 Tips)
    Izo C.
    "Free admission and always a great exhibit going on."(3 Tips)
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  • Tom S.
    Tom Scott3 days ago
    Museum and library are both unique and fascinating
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MasonSeptember 11
    The best destination for the curious in London. Exhibitions are very well curated and compelling, events and workshops are offered year round.
  • Ezryn Z.
    Ezryn ZarofAugust 14
    An absolute must go!
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaAugust 14
    beautiful curation and exhibitions. The permanent one is just exquisitely edited. Cool store!
  • alinisti
    alinistiJuly 15
    Interesting collection on human anatomy (though seems to be directed more for kids). The reading room is great, interesting organised events and talks there. Check changing exhibitions.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackFebruary 3
    Super interesting spot to see all ok finds of curios, including a lock of arsenic-soaked hair from King George, Napoleon's toothbrush and crazy medical tools
  • Tara S.
    Tara ShannonJanuary 22
    Free, interesting items, really fun to browse through. Reading room and cafe amazing too!
  • Eva
    EvaDecember 10, 2016
    Always worth a visit: interesting exhibitions and free! Free!
  • Clark G.
    Clark GilliesNovember 13, 2016
    Fantastic free museum. Little unusual with modern art exhibitions. Really nice cafe area
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AnsaldiOctober 4, 2016
    The new Bedlam exhibition is great interesting mix of old and new. Must see!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsSeptember 20, 2016
    Fascinating exhibitions, and a decent bookshop focused on science and medicine. Free entry!
  • Jon P.
    Jon PettigrewAugust 30, 2016
    Permanent and temporary shows
  • Vangelis M.
    Vangelis MoraitisAugust 10, 2016
    Excellent choice to have breakfast or brunch. Very interesting shop
  • Andres S.
    Andres SchondubeJuly 26, 2016
    One of my favorite galleries in London, it's well designed and made for you to interact with it. The permanent exhibition has curious objects that can be appreciated by anyone.
  • S T.
    S TabaJune 30, 2016
    Don't miss "This Is The Voice" exhibition! It's amazing
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveyMay 2, 2016
    Afternoon tea was nice.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisFebruary 22, 2016
    Fantastic tibetan exhibition recently
  • Maximilian H.
    Maximilian HoferFebruary 9, 2016
    Very crowded on Friday evenings, but fun
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinJanuary 31, 2016
    Wonderful, just wonderful. You will learn with every visit, and it's free.
  • hub b.
    hub by Premier InnJanuary 28, 2016
    Tibet’s Secret Temple Exhibition until February 2016
  • Alex B.
    Alex BurtonJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Free exhibitions, awesome shop, nice cafe (also check out the new Reading Room part of the library)
  • Asadur A.
    Asadur AshikJanuary 19, 2016
    Interesting things are on the show everything I visit!
  • Ale
    AleJanuary 16, 2016
    Really nice collection, quite impressive
  • Jack D.
    Jack DaleJanuary 2, 2016
    This should be on everyone's list of places to see in London. The Tibetan Buddhism exhibition was profound and the exhibitions on Consciousness featuring in 2016 are gonna be incredible!
  • Ali B.
    Ali BDecember 22, 2015
    Fantastic resource!
  • Izo C.
    Izo ChangDecember 16, 2015
    Free admission and always a great exhibit going on. Sexology earlier this year. Immersive art (foggy room) right now. Not your usual museum.
  • Cj A.
    Cj AquinoDecember 16, 2015
    Dont miss the medicine man and visit the awesome library
  • Kimberley S.
    Kimberley Scott-matthewsNovember 22, 2015
    The reading room is great for families or if you're looking for a cosy place to chill on your own. Great comfy corners to read a book or work on your laptop and lots of interesting things to look at.
  • hub b.
    hub by Premier InnNovember 18, 2015
    Ann Veronica Janssens: States of Mind Installation until October 2016
  • hub b.
    hub by Premier InnNovember 18, 2015
    Tibet’s Secret Temple Exhibition until February 2016
  • hub b.
    hub by Premier InnNovember 17, 2015
    Ann Veronica Janssens: yellowbluepink Exhibition until 3 January 2016
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiNovember 1, 2015
    Must visit the exhibition!
  • William C.
    William CostaOctober 25, 2015
    Very well laid out exhibition rooms and good variety of artists.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LawSeptember 4, 2015
    It's a really interesting place to learn more about science and our body. Come here it's free!
  • Laura N.
    Laura Nixon-CorfieldAugust 3, 2015
    One of my favourite places. Free exhibitions, a lovely cafe and shop and an interesting library
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsJuly 12, 2015
    Free entry and always worth checking out if you have a spare hour or so, as the exhibits are always well made and changing regularly
  • Drarrahman J.
    Drarrahman JuanJune 24, 2015
    Free wifi for 90 min only. More than enough...
  • Drarrahman J.
    Drarrahman JuanJune 24, 2015
    Nice place. Relax and chill at the cafe.👌🏾
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJune 13, 2015
    Great museum and well thought out exhibitions. Forensics is really good. Good cafe and and great diversion from the grey of Euston.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJune 13, 2015
    Great exhibitions...forensics currently. Good cafe. One of the few highlights at Euston.
  • Drarrahman J.
    Drarrahman JuanJune 10, 2015
    The gallery is free of entry
  • Beatrice G.
    Beatrice GolaMay 29, 2015
    Interesting exhibitions
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SmithMay 28, 2015
    Loved it. Small but definitely worth seeing. At the moment there's an exhibition on Forensics and Sexology - interesting stuff
  • Henrique X.
    Henrique XavierMay 2, 2015
    Free expositions, well organised. The one on forensic science was a bit superficial though.
  • Michael S.
    Michael StewartMay 2, 2015
    Curation, coffee, books....
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DoyleMarch 14, 2015
    Got an hour or two to while away? Take advantage of the free admission, free cloakroom and small, well curated exhibits.
  • Stavroula K.
    Stavroula KonidariMarch 14, 2015
    Great place to meet for a coffee/tea.
  • élise G.
    élise GilbertFebruary 28, 2015
    Great collection of all things medical related. The exhibitions (free) are well-presented, out of the ordinary and very interesting.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterFebruary 27, 2015
    Went to the forensics exhibition - really good! Free too, which was nice
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooFebruary 19, 2015
    Love the new Wilkinson Eyre's spiral staircase.
  • Justin
    JustinJanuary 18, 2015
    Very unique, occasionally slightly gruesome!
  • Alexia K.
    Alexia KJanuary 17, 2015
    Saw the institute of sexology exhibition, rather disappointed to be honest
  • Michael S.
    Michael StewartDecember 18, 2014
    The institute of sexology - lovely New exhibition!
  • Malka F.
    Malka FinkelsteinDecember 13, 2014
    Very interesting exhibition about sexuality, Undress Your Mind
  • Frances J.
    Frances JosephDecember 3, 2014
    A fun, buzzy, clever place to hang out and have lunch, or visit the latest exhibition.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Eclectic, artistic & scientific all rolled into one. The place is pure brilliance.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HowellOctober 16, 2014
    Nice cafe with good coffee. Nice antidote to all the commercial rubbish!
  • Marie S.
    Marie S.October 15, 2014
    "Wellcome" is name of the founder. If you're expecting a "welcome to London" kind of deal, you're in the wrong museum :) But they have nice small exhibitions (free!) and a lovely cafe & shop.
  • Arthas C.
    Arthas ChuSeptember 10, 2014
    An absolute pearl in the heart of London. A collection formed partly by you, the visitor. An amazing soul searching exhibition.
  • Sacha A.
    Sacha ArozarenaNovember 26, 2013
    Don't miss Francis Crick's hand-drawn pencil sketch of the human genome DNA strand, created in 1953 - the first vision of a jigsaw piece that would connect humanity forever.
  • Sofia L.
    Sofia LiconaAugust 16, 2013
    Love the gift shop..!! And the tea :)
  • Marta!
    Marta!April 4, 2013
    Great Coffe! Tasty Lunch! Free wifi available during 30minutes (then you have to log in again). Nice place for reading, even working little bit :)
  • Alessio M.
    Alessio MadeyskiMarch 24, 2013
    Free entrance...awesome for a rainy day.
  • Kenneth L.
    Kenneth LeungMarch 14, 2013
    Very small collection.
  • Duane B.
    Duane BrownFebruary 24, 2013
    If you like V&A or Tate Modern, worth a visit here.
  • Jade L.
    Jade L.February 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Curioser and curioser.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WhiteleyFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The only gallery that shows ideas not egos
  • Steve K.
    Steve KellyFebruary 1, 2013
    Lunch is amazing great pies, salads and cakes
  • eva k.
    eva keoganJanuary 31, 2013
    Very lovely cafe space
  • Olivia V.
    Olivia VindenJanuary 26, 2013
    Gosh it's busy on a Saturday.
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Part of Tom Dixon's 10 best of London. Check backofhouse.morganshotelgroup.com for more #iheartmhg
  • James N.
    James NorrisJanuary 10, 2013
    Death Exhibition is amazing.
  • Bonifacy
    BonifacyDecember 9, 2012
    Free WiFi when you sit at Euston Square bus stop!
  • Robert M.
    Robert McDonaldDecember 7, 2012
    Great facility for conferences really enjoyed my presentation here on #kualiole
  • Dimitris A.
    Dimitris AmvrazisNovember 27, 2012
    Great cafe and great exhibitions
  • Matt E.
    Matt ENovember 24, 2012
    Current exhibition on Death is a must see. Great place to visit at anytime and it's free!
  • Ana G.
    Ana GrigoroviciSeptember 2, 2012
    They always have great books in the shop and there is a lovely upside down sculpture on the ceiling. Nice atmosphere. Good cake.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BridgeAugust 22, 2012
    Gift shop - great selection of all sorts of science based books, as well as some nice photobooks and classic novels, ideal when you need something for Dad
  • Browhaus
    BrowhausApril 26, 2012
    The Wellcome is known for curating art around interesting (and morbid) topics. The collections are small, unique, and very creative. In addition to free admission, the building also has free wi-fi.
  • Luis G.
    Luis GómezApril 5, 2012
    brains... just awesome
  • Bernie J Mitchell
    Bernie J MitchellApril 4, 2012
    Long black coffee and a window seat to work and watch the world go by!
  • Moshe B.
    Moshe Bar-LevyApril 1, 2012
    New exhibition: Brains. Review soon.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    This swanky little museum houses a fascinating and often grisly medical collection. The galleries are open till 10pm on Thursday evenings, often accompanied by talks. Read more
  • Moshe B.
    Moshe Bar-LevyMarch 3, 2012
    Have yet to see the new exhibish. Miracles & Charms was superb so expectations are high.
  • Moshe B.
    Moshe Bar-LevyMarch 2, 2012
    On break, popped in to this pleasant haven in the heart of London.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Founder Sir Henry Wellcome, a pioneering 19th-century pharmacist and entrepreneur, amassed a vast and idiosyncratic collection of implements and curios relating to the medical trade. Read more
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AtencioJanuary 26, 2012
    Best valued coat/bag check in all of London!
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJanuary 25, 2012
    Free wifi here! good atmosphere at the cafe and an outstanding exhibitionhall that changes often.
  • Polly W.
    Polly WainesJanuary 9, 2012
    Free exhibitions and a great gift shop - the books will always inspire.
  • Moshe B.
    Moshe Bar-LevyJanuary 7, 2012
    Not huge but lovely exhibition of Mexican "Miracle Paintings". Recommended.
  • Farzana R.
    Farzana RahmanJanuary 4, 2012
    Love the Miracles and Charms exhb. The mexican votives are wicked.
  • Erinma O.
    Erinma OchuDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The food here is veggie heaven :)
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanDecember 15, 2011
    Make sure you grab lunch at the Peyton and Byrne cafe in the lobby. Amazing sandwiches and the desserts look sinfully delicious.
  • Dan W.
    Dan Walker SmithDecember 8, 2011
    Free and fascinating. Helpful staff and wonderful themed exhibitions. Dump your bags in the cloakroom for a refundable £1
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna ChoukeirOctober 20, 2011
    Food is delicious and good value. Many veggie options!
  • Londonist
    LondonistOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone who works here (and we've met quite a few) is a genius. That's why it's such a consistently good venue.
  • Ingrid W.
    Ingrid WeimersOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe only opens at 10!
  • Fiona R.
    Fiona ReaySeptember 30, 2011
    Free wifi in cafe
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony OrchestraSeptember 16, 2011
    The collected curios of Sir Henry Wellcome include death masks, fertility dolls, shrunken heads and chastity belts. Makes for a fascinating afternoon!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The 'Medicine Man', a permanent display, for those with morbid curiosity! Read more
  • Erinma O.
    Erinma OchuAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rest weary shoulders. Put your bags in the lockers £1 refundable.
  • Luke 🍺 M.
    Luke 🍺 Murphy-WearmouthJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The medicine man collection is fascinating! Everything from forceps to flying penises to Florence nightingale's moccasins
  • Richard R.
    Richard RutterJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The apple flapjack is deeelish!
  • Emily A.
    Emily AbolsMay 29, 2011
    Great exhibitions combined with a nice cafe area and free WiFi. Don't miss the DIRT exhibition from 24 March -31st August
  • Tim D.
    Tim DiffordMay 16, 2011
    Free wifi, decent food/coffee, interesting exhibits and a nice place to meet up for anyone using Euston, St Pancras or Kings Cross stations. (via Scoville) Read more
  • AnyTrip
    AnyTripMay 13, 2011
    Lots of interesting free exhibitions (the last one, High Society, was great) and a permenant collection of historic medical implements - the birthing chair still gives us nightmares.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McCurdyApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free WiFi. Great place to wait if you've got time to burn before your train.
  • Zarina R.
    Zarina RajaApril 3, 2011
    Love the shop and all that stationary.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    The extraordinary Sir Henry Wellcome (d.1936) founded one of the great multinational pharmaceutical companies, and this museum is based on his amazing collection of medical artefacts.
  • Ti-Li B.
    Ti-Li BJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    used to be a great little place, now has shitty notices on tables but food overpriced with no regard for dietary needs unless you want cake. healthy option had fat lying on top, complaint ignored
  • Kit F.
    Kit FriendDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The new "High Society" exhibition is well worth a look in
  • Anna
    AnnaSeptember 5, 2010
    Why didn't I know about this place before? Fascinating, though it's a shame about the over-zealous shirty notices about café malingering.
  • Amy O.
    Amy O'BAugust 30, 2010
    Watch the wounds video in the skin exhibition.. if you're not too squeamish!
  • Andrew
    AndrewAugust 13, 2010
    Skin exhibit fascinating
  • Ben T.
    Ben TothAugust 12, 2010
    Coffee WiFi and books
  • Ree N.
    Ree NeJuly 31, 2010
    An entire DNA collection upstairs, kooky exhibitions and walks
  • Jane F.
    Jane FinnisJuly 27, 2010
    All tips are true ... great exhibitions, cafe, free wifi plus a fabulous online collection via their website www.wellcomecollection.org
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PlayleJuly 25, 2010
    Great for getting free wifi over a cup of tea while waiting for a train at nearby Euston station (2 min walk)
  • Charo M.
    Charo MorenoJuly 19, 2010
    Visited SKIN exhibition yesterday and left feeling quite unsettled...very graphic! I loved the Science and Medicine bookshop: Bought 'The Element' by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Sienne V.
    Sienne VeitMay 20, 2010
    Brilliant free exhibitions all about the human body/mind/innovation in science - next one on 'skin' Read more
  • Londonist
    LondonistMay 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the spongy seats. Listen out for sciency types having a chinwag. The free wifi is great, but they're clamping down on over-use, especially at lunch time.
  • James H.
    James HirstJanuary 21, 2010
    Well worth checking out. Easily combined with a visit to British library opposite. Both free.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    love this cafe. best free wifi in town. comfy seats and gorgeous food. latte a bit lacking but otherwise the best on Euston Road
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    great cafe (free wifi), great book shop and some of the best galleries in London. add this to your to-do list immediately if you've never been.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineNovember 25, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great medical and science museum. Plus a lovely cafe! Read more
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaJune 6, 2016
    Museu interativo e legal de visitar. A loja no térreo tem muita coisa interessante pra quem curte ciências como um todo..
  • Artem
    ArtemAugust 21, 2015
    На любителя, но мне более чем понравилось!
  • Deniz K.
    Deniz K.April 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sergiler süper, kitapçısında da ayrı bir kaybolmak lazım !
  • Julien L.
    Julien LouëtAugust 25, 2014
    Expositions gratuites au premier étage, bar sympa pour prendre un thé et wifi gratuit pour 20 minutes.
  • Martin F.
    Martin FennerFebruary 8, 2012
    Museum, bookstore, café and free wifi.
  • Skene E.
    Skene ElisabethDecember 29, 2011
    Para saciar al curioso imperante
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