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Wellcome CollectionA major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome Library, cafe, bookshop and a 'forum' to consider issues of science, health and human identity. The 1,300 objects on display show the great variety of considerations that these topics include. Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and Martin Parr sit alongside artefacts such as Nelson's razor, Napoleon's toothbrush, used Guillotine blades, a DNA-sequencing robot and 19th century sex aids. Who would have thought science could be so interesting? Well, Charles Darwin for one and he's represented here too - by his whalebone walking stick, complete with skull detail. You can expect some interesting one-off exhibitions here, starting with 'The Heart', with fascinating footage of live heart surgery; a video-link allows the audience to ask the surgical team questions as they carry out the complex reconstruction of a heart valve. If you're still hungry after that - and if you are then you're the type of person who can have supper while watching 'Casualty' - then head to Peyton and Byrne, the second branch of Oliver Peyton's stylish British bakery (the first being at Heal's on Tottenham Court Road). Terrines, tarts, pies, soups and salads are available to eat in or take out and the teatime treats are highly recommended.

 

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States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of ConsciousnessStates of Mind: Tracing the Edges of ConsciousnessStates of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness"Consciousness is a fascinating subject," says States of Mind curator Emily Sargent: "We all know what it is like to be conscious, but it remains a challenge to truly define it." That is the task set in States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness, a year-long exploration into human consciousness staged at the Wellcome Collection. The show ex2016-08-27T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th February to 16th October 2016
"Consciousness is a fascinating subject," says States of Mind curator Emily Sargent: "We all know what it is like to be conscious, but it remains a challenge to truly define it." That is the task set in States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness, a year-long exploration into human consciousness staged at the Wellcome Collection. The show ex... More about this event
 
Tibet's Secret TempleTibet's Secret TempleOver 120 objects including scroll paintings, statues, manuscripts, archival and contemporary film, together with a wide range of ethnographic and ritual artefacts, which explores Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditational practice. The exhibition's centrepiece are three temple murals, recreated by photographer Thomas Laird as life-sized digital artwor2016-08-27T10:00:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
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Tibet's Secret Temple
 

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
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4 minutes walk
 
Russell Court NCP
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £41  29% off
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
This 4 star independent hotel located in Euston, prides itself in being the first award winning Ethical Hotel in the UK. The Standard Rooms, Superior ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  29% off
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £85  24% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Wellcome Collection

Nearest to Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Trust Two10 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Wellcome Building, 210 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | Same location as Wellcome Collection
The Two10 Gallery (at 210 Euston Road) presents temporary exhibitions on the interaction between contemporary science and art. ... More
 
 
 
Two10 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
210 Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wellcome Collection
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986 as ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Altered Minds, Altered Realities
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd to 27th Aug 2016 - 7.15pm
Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Augustus Stevens plays six extraordinary people who get on with life in a world that does not understand them....More
 
 
 
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Now On
Camden Fringe
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 1st to 28th August 2016
Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Bringing together comedy, theatre, poetry, dance and much more, the Camden Fringe boasts over 250 different productions and (some very odd) shows across 25 venues in ...More
 
 
 
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The Finale
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 27th August 2016 at 9pm & Sunday 28th August 2016 at 7.15pm
Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Arek Spiewak presents an expressionist performance inspired by Kafka's short story whereby the Artist has to face questions about fame, consumption and art itself....More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment >
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery. The ... More
 
 
 
Camden People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from Wellcome Collection
New and experimental small scale productions.... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Wellcome Collection
First Base International
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
172 North Gower Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Baseball... More
 
 
 
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Cycle Republic, Euston Tower
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
Unti 4 Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
A cycling-only specialist store from Halfords, Cycle Republic opened its first London site at this 4,000 square metre unit in Euston Square in December 2014. Cyclists ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
183 Euston Road 2nd floor, Euston, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Part of the Wellcome Collection's 17.5 million pound revamp, the Wellcome Kitchen opened in early 2015, creating an inviting space to enjoy a spot of ... More
 
 
 
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The Savannah Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is the restaurant and bar within the Wesley Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Chutneys
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
124 Drummond Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
One of the best Indian restaurants in the country, and exclusively veggie! This place is a real treat for non meat-eaters, with a huge menu of ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Diorama 2
London > Leisure > Fitness
3 Euston Centre, Regents Place, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
Yoga ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Wellcome Collection.
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Lowdown at the Albany
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Lowdown at the Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Glass Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
West Lodge, Euston Square Gardens, 190 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The Glass Bar is London's sole women-only bar. Having started out life as a travel guide and bookshop it is now a warm, friendly and ... More
 
 
 
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Fitzrovia
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The folks that brought you Simmons King's Cross and Simmons Camden have now made their way to Fitzrovia with whimsical watering hole Simmons Fitzrovia. Serving ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Wellcome Collection.
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
The Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
15 Gordon St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Wellcome Collection

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Show Boat
Show Boat
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

The multi-award winning Daniel Evans directs the West End transfer of Sheffield Theatres' staging of Show Boat. With music by ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
The Secret Garden: Spring Version
Theatre | Until 31st August 2016 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

P2P Productions, who staged Annie Junior in the West End in 2015, brings together a cast of young performers aged ...More

Stomp
Stomp
Theatre | Until 8th January 2017 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ...More

 
The Wedding Reception
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

Kingsway Hall Hotel 5 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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