The Wellcome Collection is a London museum that misses out on some of the accolades of the bigger London hitters. (The Tate, The National Gallery, The British Museum, the V & A) But it deserves praise all of its own. The whole idea behind the collection is to explore the connection between medicine, art, and life. Pretty deep, right? The closest description that I can offer is a science museum with an artistic twist.
Since their slogan is “the free destination for the incurably curious” there was no way I could pass up a visit any longer. Right now, the headlining special exhibit is “This is a Voice” charting the psychological and physiological aspects of the sound that we all make. Awesome. (No sarcasm).
There’s also an amazing library and pretty good cafe on site. But most importantly, the Wellcome Collection has the coolest reading room to hang out in. I wish I had known about it sooner! It is my new place to sit down and have a read/surf the internet if I am out and about in Central London with time to kill.
Be on the lookout for the gown made out of birth control pills and the cross sections of bodies in the “Medicine Now” section.
Entrance is free, however, you do have to pay for certain temporary exhibits.
It’s located at 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Have you ever had a wander around?