Wellcome Collection

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 (From 'Death: A Self-Portrait' – © Wellcome Library, London)
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From 'Death: A Self-Portrait' – © Wellcome Library, London
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 (Wandering Moon', shadow installation 2013 – © Wellcome Images, Courtesy B-Floor Theatre/Wandering Moon)
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Wandering Moon', shadow installation 2013 – © Wellcome Images, Courtesy B-Floor Theatre/Wandering Moon
 (Shoichi KOGA, "Seitenmodoki" – © Wellcome Images)
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Shoichi KOGA, "Seitenmodoki" – © Wellcome Images
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 ('Monster Soup...' by William Heath – © Wellcome Library, London)
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'Monster Soup...' by William Heath – © Wellcome Library, London
 (Dana Salvo, From the series 'The Day, the Night and the Dead' – © Clark Gallery, courtesy Wellcome Collection)
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Dana Salvo, From the series 'The Day, the Night and the Dead' – © Clark Gallery, courtesy Wellcome Collection
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Cafe – © Wellcome Images

Sir Henry Wellcome, a pioneering 19th-century pharmacist, amassed a vast and idiosyncratic collection of implements and curios relating to the medical trade, now displayed here. In addition to these fascinating and often grisly items-ivory carvings of pregnant women, used guillotine blades, Napoleon’s toothbrush- there are several serious works of modern art, most on display in a smaller room to one side of the main chamber of curiosities. The temporary exhibitions are often brilliant and come with all manner of associated events, from talks to walks. The Wellcome has recently undergone a £17.5 million development project, which has opened up even more areas of the building to the public including two new galleries and the beautiful Reading Room, which is a combination of library, gallery and event space.

Please note that The Wellcome Collection is closed 24-26 December 2016.

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Venue name: Wellcome Collection
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Address: 183 Euston Rd
London
NW1 2BE
Opening hours: Galleries: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm Library: Mon-Wed, Fri 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-4pm
Transport: Tube: Euston Rail: Euston
Price: Free
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  • Thursday June 22 2017 - Sunday October 8 2017 Free
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