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Brought to Life

Why has 'Brought to Life'  closed?

Brought to Life' was created with the support of the Wellcome Trust, offering access to images of thousands of fascinating objects from the medical collections of the Science Museum Group and Wellcome.

However with access to these collections available elsewhere and the technology behind the multimedia no longer supported, maintaining the site become unviable. 

Where can i find the museum's medical content now?

Collection Online

Access thousands of shareable images from our extensive medical collections on Collection Online. See what's on gallery in our stunning new medical galleries, browse categories such as Pharmacology, Surgery and Therapeutics or simply find what you're interested in using the search bar.

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Discover the people, events, innovations and inventions that have shaped medicine as we know it today.

Browse our medicine stories

Learning resources

Including a selection of annotated 3D scans of medical objects, checkout our ever expanding selection of teaching resources.

Health and medicine learning resources

Archive version

Searching for an article or fact you can't find elsewhere? You can still  access an archived version of Brought to Life but please do bear in mind this will not be kept up to date and some sections of the site will no longer function.

Brought to Life on the National Archives website