We will reopen on Tuesday 18 May. To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible we have made a few changes. You'll need to book a free ticket in order to enter the building. Find out all you need to know.
A free museum and library exploring health and human experience
What does it mean to be human, now?
How can we care for ourselves and for each other during extraordinary cultural, social and political shifts? Our programme brings multiple perspectives and voices both into the building and across our digital platforms, based on our collecting and commissioning activities during 2020.
Wellcome Collection’s statement on anti-Blackness and racism
Our ambition is to be a place where all members of our communities can see themselves and their lives meaningfully reflected in the work that we present.
Disability, education and prejudice
In the 1960s and 1970s, thalidomide survivors had to fight for a proper education. If they weren’t brought up in institutions, they were often viewed as objects of curiosity, encountering verbal and sometimes physical abuse, both at school and in the world beyond.
Part of Voices of thalidomide
- Book extract
Surviving the storm of postnatal depression
Emma Jane Unsworth lays bare the despair of postnatal depression and shares her route to recovery.
Part of Inside Our Books