20 November 2014 - 20 September 2015

Undress your mind and join us to investigate human sexuality at 'The Institute'. Timed tickets may be in operation at busy times.
15 Seconds

A tantalising glimpse into the lives of 26 millennials, and how they have changed between childhood and adulthood.

blog post

Do you know how the “secret” gay language came to be? Nick Dent gives us a potted history of Polari, a language born out of discrimination.



Liam Smeeth tells us about his findings on the causes of diseases, from cancer in the UK to cardiovascular diseases in low-income countries.


Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive.

A youth engagement initiative for teenagers 14-19 to experiment with art and science, get creative and learn new skills.

Blog series

Discover how a handling collection is developed and used at Wellcome Collection and other museums.

Sex in the afternoon is a live literature tour and four short digital films commissioned as part of the Sexology Season.

Enjoy delicious lunches, lighter plates, afternoon tea and dinner on Thursday evenings in our beautiful restaurant.

Event series

We regularly run tours of our exhibitions for visitors with access needs.