Explore what it means to be human at Wellcome Collection, challenging attitudes to health through exhibitions, collections and events.
What is there to do at Wellcome Collection?
The Museum and Library at Wellcome Collection looks at health and the human experience through books, manuscripts, images and objects.
Delve into the wonderful collection of images that spans the decades from the 14th century to the present day. You’ll find more than 250,000 items, including paintings, drawings, prints, photos, stamps and more, alongside audio-visual material such as television programmes and public health information films.
Don’t miss the impressive selection of books and contemporary journals covering topics ranging from modern medicine to anatomy and even alchemy and witchcraft.
Head to the archives to examine items such as personal papers, letters and photos from people and organisations with links to health.
As you make your way through the building look out for the medical and ethnographic objects on display, which also feature in Wellcome’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Is Wellcome Collection free?
Yes, admission is free and no prior booking is required.
Where is Wellcome Collection?
Wellcome Collection is in central London, close to Euston train station.
How to get to Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection is located close to Euston train station, with Euston, Euston Square and Warren Street Tube stations all within eight minutes’ walk.
Various bus routes run close to the Museum, including the 18, 30, 73, 205 and 390.
Cyclists can use the bike stands near the main entrance.
What are Wellcome Collection’s opening times?
The Galleries and Reading Room are open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm. The Library is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 6pm and on Saturday, between 10am and 4pm.
Facilities & Accessibility
- Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
- Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Some toilets with handrails
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
- Accessible Communication Facilities
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Sign language used
- Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
- Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available twenty four hours
Staff available to assist
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
- Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
- Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
- Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
- Catering Facilities
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Vegetarian options on menu
- Event Facilities
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
Raked or tiered seating offered
- General Facilities
- Payment Facilities