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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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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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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. A £17.5 million development project 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.

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Address: 183 Euston Rd
London
NW1 2BE
Transport: Tube: Euston Rail: Euston
Price: Free
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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
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