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Wellcome Collection is open

To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible we have made a few changes. You will need to book a free ticket in order to enter the building.

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Photograph of a stairway and entrance to a museum gallery space. On the open entrance doors are written 'Being Human'. Walking up the stairs is a woman wearing a face covering. Through the entrance doors the exhibits in the gallery can be seen, including a large transparent human figure, stood on a tabletop. Looking at this exhibit is man wearing a blue shirt and a face covering. In the far distance are the windows through which daylight is streaming.

Galleries and Reading Room

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—17:00
  • Sunday 10:00—17:00

Photograph of the entrance desk of a library. Behind the desk a man stands wearing a face covering and a staff lanyard. He is talking to a female visitor standing on the other side of the desk, who is also wearing a face covering, a stripy jacket and who is holding a plastic bag. Between the two of them is a large perspex screen which runs the length of the desk. Queuing behind the visitor at the desk is a man in a pink shirt and a yellow face covering who is holding a see through plastic bag containing a laptop. On the glass partition in the background are two large figurative oil paintings.

Library

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—16:00
  • Sunday Closed

Photograph of a café interior. A woman is sat at a high table working on an open laptop. To her right is a disposable coffee cup and to her left is a small pot plant. In the background another woman is sat on a long bench seat at a table. She is also working on an open laptop

Wellcome Café

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—17:00
  • Sunday 10:00—17:00

Planning your visit in advance

Visiting on a bank holiday or during Christmas break? The building will be closed from 24 December until 4 January.

Library closures

Planning a research visit? Our library is closed over bank holiday weekends and between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day:

  • Saturday 19 December 2020Monday 4 January 2021