Photograph of a man and a woman looking at an exhibit in the Teeth exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
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Teeth

"All the images, objects and artworks you could ever need to put a smile on your face" – Time Out

From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile.

Explore over 150 objects, including ancient protective amulets and dental bling, dentures and drills, sketches and spittoons, tooth transplants and toothpaste ads.

Get a taste of what to expect in Richard Barnett's The Smile Stealers.


Our opening times will change for the bank holiday, between 25 August 201827 August 2018. Please check our modified opening times for details before you travel.

DayGalleriesLibrary
MonClosed10:0018:00
Tue10:0018:0010:0018:00
Wed10:0018:0010:0018:00
Thu10:0022:0010:0020:00
Fri10:0018:0010:0018:00
Sat10:0018:0010:0016:00
Sun11:0018:00Closed
DayRestaurantCaféShop
MonClosed08:3018:0009:0018:00
Tue11:0018:0008:3018:0009:0018:00
Wed11:0018:0008:3018:0009:0018:00
Thu11:0022:0008:3022:0009:0022:00
Fri11:0018:0008:3018:0009:0018:00
Sat11:0018:0009:3018:0010:0018:00
Sun11:0018:0010:3018:0011:0018:00

Access information

This exhibition is on level 1

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

Large print guides, transcripts and magnifiers are available in the gallery

A family activity pack is available in the gallery


Exhibition highlights

Workshops, talks and tours


Read and explore


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