Wellcome Collection is open on Monday 29 August for the summer bank holiday 🌞🍦🕶

Permanent exhibition

This exhibition reunites a cross-section of extraordinary objects from Henry Wellcome's collection.


15 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

COMING SOON This exhibition will explore diverse and often contradictory ideas surrounding mental illness.


Drop in

Tuesday 16 August - Saturday 27 August

Our café and Reading Room will become a public meeting place for voice-hearers and people interested in this aspect of human experience.

Gallery event

Drop in

This event includes British Sign Language provision.Elements of this event will be audio described.This event will be speech to text transcribed.This event will have step free access.

Saturday 10 September


From the global to the microbial, from the complex to the surprisingly simple – what does the medical frontier hold for us?

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We’re inviting visitors to London to take a Wellcome Detour and add Wellcome Collection to their itinerary.

A series of vocal exercises to help train, project and harness the power of your voice.

Do you have an idea for a small participatory event that you would like to hold in our Reading Room?