What we do

Collections enquiries

A glass case of sculpture fragments in ‘Medicine Man’ at Wellcome Collection
Exhibits in ‘Medicine Man’ at Wellcome Collection. © Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC-ND.

We can help if you have a question about an object, manuscript or other item in Wellcome Collection, or would like to donate something to us.

I want to ask about something in Wellcome Collection

You can ask us about anything that’s part of Wellcome Collection – whether it’s on display in one of our galleries or kept in the Library.

Email us at collections@wellcome.ac.uk to ask about something in Wellcome Collection.

I want to donate something to Wellcome Collection

We’d like to hear if you’re thinking about donating to Wellcome Collection.

Anything you want to donate would have to reflect the ideas behind the Collection. Those ideas include:

  • what it means to be healthy and human
  • the connections between medicine, science, life and art

You might find our collections development policy helpful, as it includes a list of material we will not normally collect.

Email us at collections@wellcome.ac.uk if you’d like to donate something to Wellcome Collection. Give us as much detail as possible. Ideally, please send us a picture with your description.

Get in touch

Email us at collections@wellcome.ac.uk