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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Suggestions for your visit

  • Cutting-edge

  • Medicine and Health

  • Interactive Fun

  • Quick dash

  • Art

  • A-List attractions

  • Exploring the Universe

  • Off-beat treats

Medicine and Health

Our main medical galleries are on the fourth and fifth floors. Don’t miss the vivid and occasionally gruesome dioramas in Glimpses of Medical history.

The Science and Art of Medicine contains hundreds of medical objects, many collected by the luxuriantly moustachioed Sir Henry Wellcome. There’s everything from the world’s oldest surviving medical chest to a Chinese acupuncture model and one of the first implantable pacemakers.

Who am I? on the first floor explores the way biomedical science is challenging our perceptions of our own identity, behaviour and origins.

Plus we’ve got the most important piece of mould you’ll ever see. There’s an early sample of Penicillin in Making the Modern World along with one of the first X-ray machines and Crick and Watson’s molecular model of DNA.


Glimpses of Medical History

See what it was like to be a patient or doctor in different times and places


The Science and Art of Medicine

The history of medicine across the world and across cultures


Making the Modern World

Discover how the objects we have invented, made and used have shaped our world


Who Am I?

Who am I? investigates everyone’s favourite subject – themselves

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