Visit us

Getting around our building

Wellcome Collection – and the building it’s in – is for everyone. You don’t need to be a student, researcher or academic to enjoy it. Our main entrance for visitors is at 183 Euston Road. There’s a lift for wheelchair users, or anyone else who needs it.

Photograph of the Atrium at Wellcome Collection.
The Atrium, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY.

The Atrium

Ground floor


Our information point is in the atrium on the ground floor. You’ll find someone here to answer all your questions about our collections, facilities and events.

Ask our people about special events, opening times, guided tours of the building or where you can find accessible toilets.

The information point is also the best place to start if you want to know about lost property.


Wellcome Café is off the atrium and just along from the information desk. With a wide range of drinks and snacks – including vegetarian options – it’s a great place to eat, or to meet friends.

The café is family friendly and has free wifi.


Wellcome Shop is just beyond the café. Toys for children, gifts for grown-ups and books for everyone.


Our cloakroom is behind reception on the ground floor. You can leave your stuff here, although there are some things we can’t take.

Baby changing

We have baby-changing facilities on the ground floor and levels 1 and 2.

Gallery 1

Gallery 1 holds temporary special exhibitions throughout the year. See what's currently on.


While we install a Changing Places toilet and improve our existing toilets, there is a single accessible toilet on the ground floor. There are additional toilets on other floors.

Wellcome Collection Tour of Medicine Man...Visitor Experience Assistant (VEA) team members leading tours of Wellcome Collection.

Medicine Man exhibition

Level 1

Take the lift or stairs to level 1 for our permanent exhibitions.

Medicine Man

Our ‘Medicine Man’ exhibition brings together objects from around the world and across the ages – everything from diagnostic dolls to Japanese sex aids.

Large-print guides, transcripts, magnifiers and portable seats are available.

Gallery 2

Gallery 2 holds temporary exhibitions throughout the year. See what's currently on.


There are toilets and accessible toilets on level 1.

Photograph of the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection.
The Reading Room, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY.

The Reading Room

Level 2

Take the lift or stairs to level 2 for places to study, socialise and eat.

The Library

Our Library is one of the world’s leading collections on medical history. And anyone can join – you don’t need to be a student or academic.

The Reading Room

In our Reading Room you can meet friends, work or study. And of course, read.

Large-print guides and magnifiers are available.

Wellcome Kitchen

Wellcome Kitchen is a quieter place to have tea, coffee or a proper meal. There are vegetarian and vegan choices. Ask us about our food if you have allergies.


There are toilets and accessible toilets on level 2.

Any questions?

Wellcome Collection enquiries+44 (0)20 7611 2222