Thursday, 9 April 2015

Wellcome Collection

We are off to the Wellcome Collection in London today.

'Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. Located at 183 Euston Road, London, it explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop, a restaurant and conference facilities as well as publications, tours, a book prize, international and digital projects. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust.' - taken from the website which gives lots of information for visitors.

 There are two permanent displays: Medicine Now and Medicine Man.  The first display exhibits a range of ideas about medicine and science since the death of Henry Wellcome in 1936 and the second shows a range of unusual objects from his vast collection.

Henry Wellcome, born in 1853, was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, partron of science and pioneer of aerial photography.

Heidi Kerrison Heidi X: The True Horror of Cloning

23 pairs of our chromosomes depicted in baby socks by Andrea Duncan

Jelly Baby 3 by Mauro Perucchetti - part of Medicine Now

The human genome in book form

There are other temporary exhibitions, which are advertised on their website.

Ceiling lights over the cafe which offers a good range of snacks in enjoyable surroundings although it does tend to get rather busy
Note : the Collection is closed on Mondays.

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