While our museum and library is closed, you can still enjoy reading our stories and exploring our collections online, wherever you are.
The free museum and library for the incurably curious
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.
Read our stories
Dive into words and pictures exploring the connections between science, medicine, life and art.
Reversing the psychiatric gaze
Nineteenth-century psychiatrists were keen to categorise their patients’ illnesses reductively – by their physical appearance. But we can see a far more complex picture of mental distress, revealed by those patients able to express their inner worlds in art.
The masking tapes
In episode two of his coronavirus podcast, comedian Mark Thomas talks to health workers about PPE, vulnerability and the urge to protect.
Part of Mark Thomas’s lockdown check-up
Dying to be in nature
The modern funeral business is one that uses up precious resources and pollutes the planet. But you can make sure it’s only your memory that leaves its mark with these new and natural ways to leave this earth.