Photo Tour of the Wellcome Collection in London

I finally got around to visiting the Wellcome Collection in London in March 2013. It bills itself as ‘a free destination for the incurably curious’, which is a pretty accurate description. Henry Wellcome was an pharmaceutical entrepreneur who amassed many medical artifacts during his travels.

For me, the most evocative piece in the museum was the ‘I Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ sculpture by John Isaacs: the British sculptor’s statement on obesity.

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‘I Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ sculpture at the Wellcome Collection

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Array of surgical instruments at the Wellcome Collection

Transparten full size model of female body at the Wellcome Trust in London

Tranparent model of female body at the Wellcome Collection

Sculpture in foyer at Wellcome Collection London

Sculpture of woman in foyer of the Wellcome Collection

Glass at Wellcome Collection London

Glass containers at the Wellcome Collection

Giving birth sculpture at the Wellcome Collection in London

Giving birth sculpture at the Wellcome Collection

Artificial limbs at the Wellcome Collection London

Artificial limbs at the Wellcome Collection

Full size diagram of male body at the Wellcome Trust in London

Diagram of male body on glass

Suspended sxulpture at Wellcome Collection #londonjaunt

Sculpture suspended from ceiling of foyer at the Wellcome Collection

Coloured lights on ceiling of cafe at Wellcome Collection London

A multitude of lamps light the cafe at the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) and open until 22.00 on Thursdays. You can leave your coats/bags free of charge at the cloakroom. I didn’t try the cafe as I was going to dinner soon, but it has a good reputation.