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Medicine galleries

Due to be completed in 2019, the £24m medicine galleries will transform the first floor of the Science Museum, creating a magnificent new home for the Museum's medicine collections.

Based on the extraordinary collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum, this is the one of the most significant medicine collections in the world.

The galleries will reveal personal stories about how our lives have been transformed by changes in medicine and health over the last 400 years.

Covering more than 3000m2, the new galleries will be almost double the size of the previous medicine galleries and will be designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

Until it opens, you can enjoy a temporary display entitled Journeys Through Medicine: Henry Wellcome's Legacy. Pay a visit and explore the fascinating history of medicine through Henry Wellcome's collection of medical objects, which document the changes in medical and collection practices and in our conception of health, through time and around the world.


We are grateful to receive financial support for this £24 million project from:

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