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Group Visits

All you need to know to make the most of your group visit.

If you're leading a group of more than ten people, please let us know in advance when you plan to visit. Our permanent exhibitions and many of our special exhibitions contain human remains, objects with sexual content and images of graphic surgical procedures. We consider our content most suitable for visitors aged 14 and above.

Guided tours

We offer free guided tours of our galleries from 11.30 to 12.00 and 14.30 to 15.00 each day except Monday for groups of 8 to 20. These tours usually book out quickly, so give at least three weeks’ notice if you’d like to join one and allow a week for us to respond to your enquiry.

School groups

We can accommodate up to 30 students within our galleries, who must be accompanied by teachers or responsible adults at all times, at a minimum ratio of one adult to ten students. We have learning resources that will help you prepare for a self-guided visit.

We strongly advise that you make a pre-visit to familiarise yourself with the layout and content of our galleries. If you’re planning to bring students younger than 14, please contact us first.

Risk assessments for school visits are available on request, but are for information only and not intended to replace your own risk assessment. 

Travelling here

You can get to Wellcome Collection by bus, Tube or train, but there is no parking for coaches available. To plan your journey, go to Getting here.

Our free cloakroom may not be able to accommodate multiple items from large groups. At times of heightened security, we may need to operate bag checks. 

When you arrive

Please go to the Information Point in the ground floor reception area. If you’re running late or unable to make your allocated slot, please call us.

Wellcome Collection is fully accessible by wheelchair and we offer a range of support for visitors with disabilities. To find out how we can assist you, go to Accessibility.

Inside the galleries

While inside the galleries, please do not touch the objects, lean on glass cases or run, and be aware that other tours may also be taking place. We allow photography for personal use in our permanent exhibitions, Medicine Man and Medicine Now, but do not use flash or a tripod. Photography may be prohibited in our temporary exhibitions due to copyright restrictions. We encourage sketching in our galleries, but with dry materials only. 

Where to eat

Only food or drink bought within Wellcome Collection may be consumed here. The Wellcome Café is first come, first seated, but you can book tables in Wellcome Kitchen, our restaurant on level 2. 

Several nearby parks offer green spaces for picnics in warmer weather, or the Plaza outside Euston Station has large tables for public use.

Contact us

To let us know you’re planning a group visit and for further visitor information, please email or call 020 7611 2222.