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The world’s largest display dedicated to the story of medicine.

Spanning centuries and continents, more than 3,000 astonishing objects reveal how our ideas about health have changed throughout history to the present day.   

Arranged as five themed galleries, the displays provide an unparalleled resource for secondary students, with links to Science, History, Psychology, PSHE and Religious Studies. They are also relevant for KS2 children.

The five galleries are:

  • Medicine and Bodies
  • Exploring Medicine
  • Medicine and Treatments: The GSK Gallery
  • Medicine and Communities
  • Faith, Hope and Fear

A range of free teaching materials, including a gallery guide, to support class visits will be available to download here when they are ready. Keep checking regularly or sign up to our newsletter for updates.

For secondary schools that can't visit the museum, our Outreach team can bring our new Medical Marvels object-handling session to your venue. 

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries cover more than 3000m², an area equivalent to 1,500 hospital beds.


Medicine sponsors: Wellcome, HLF, GSK, The Wolfson Foundation, Vitabiotics, The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation