About us

Photograph of the front elevation of the Wellcome Collection building at dusk. The building is illuminated with a series of up-lighters, flooding the facade with green light. In the foreground at ground level are blurred streaks of red and yellow from the headlights and tail lights of passing vehicles. The leaves of trees to the left and right of the image frame the building and are themselves blurred as a result of the wind and long photographic exposure.
Wellcome Collection building lit up in green in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library. We believe everyone’s experience of health matters. Through our collections, exhibitions and events, in books and online, we explore the past, present and future of health.

You can find us near Euston station in London. Our exhibitions and events are always free. You can use our library and view items from our collections free of charge too – you may just need to book in advance.

Wellcome Collection opened in 2007. We care for many thousands of items relating to health, medicine and human experience, including rare books, artworks, films and videos, personal archives and objects. We’re part of Wellcome, a charitable foundation supporting science to help build a healthier future for everyone.