Wellcome Collection

 
 
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183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BE 
 
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FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Special exhibitions prices vary
 

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Wellcome CollectionA major cultural venue costing £30 million, 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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Opening and closing times for Wellcome Collection

Today (Sunday) Wellcome Collection closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - Wellcome Collection Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Euston Square Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Euston Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arcade Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Russell Court NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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TheWesley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  32% off
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  35% 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 £72  35% 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. The location of this hotel in ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Wellcome Collection

Nearest to Wellcome Collection
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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 Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, WC1E | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The Pipers ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Wellcome Collection

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, 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, 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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Reshuffling The Deck: Card Game Workshop (Over 7s)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 13th July 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 11 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Learn about worldwide card games....More
 
 
 
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Evita
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th September to 1st November 2014
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 12 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita comes to London's Dominion Theatre for 55 shows from September 2014. With a number of previous adaptations, including the ...More
 
 
 
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The Floating Cinema: Open Air Weekender Central
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014
Granary Square, Good's Way, N1C | 13 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The Floating Cinema moors at the Canalside Steps, Granary Square, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July for an eclectic look at contemporary Chinese culture focusing ...More
 
 
 
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Near Wellcome Collection
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre companies ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Shopping near Wellcome Collection

The best shops and markets near Wellcome Collection
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Heal's
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ... More
 
 
 
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School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Restaurants near Wellcome Collection

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Peyton & Byrne
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | Same location as Wellcome Collection
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Ravi Shankar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
133 Drummond Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
South Indian cuisine. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Chutneys
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
124 Drummond Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
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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
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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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
... More
 
 
 
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, NW1 | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, 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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Shochu Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
 
 
 
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The Lucky Pig
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, W1W | 10 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Elusive location? Check. Mismatched furniture? Check. Random antiques used for decoration? Check. And finally: an extensive cocktail list? Check. The Lucky Pig has all the elements ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Wellcome Collection

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Wellcome Collection.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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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Imagination Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Crescent, 25 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

British Library 8 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Exploring the work of African Diaspora writers....More

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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British Museum 11 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

British Museum 11 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings ...More

 
Reshuffling The Deck: Card Game Workshop (Over 7s)
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

British Museum 11 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Learn about worldwide card games....More

Final Football Fiesta
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 13th July 2014 

The Big Chill House 13 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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Ghostface Killah
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Scala 13 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Hip hop and rap by the New York-based performer and Wu-Tang Clan member, Dennis Coles....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 14th December 2014 

12 Bar Club 14 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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