About Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health.

Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art.

We are part of the Wellcome Trust, which was established under Sir Henry Wellcome's will in 1936. Wellcome is a global charitable foundation, which aims to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Politically and financially independent, Wellcome supports scientists and researchers to take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. 

Upon our 10th anniversary in 2017, we embarked on a period of reflection and of internal and external peer review. We created a document that sets out this combined mission for Wellcome Collection as a museum and library, our main objectives for the next five years, and how we are now organised to achieve them.

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