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.
‘I Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ sculpture at the Wellcome Collection
Array of surgical instruments at the Wellcome Collection
Sculpture of woman in foyer of the Wellcome Collection
Glass containers at the Wellcome Collection
Giving birth sculpture at the Wellcome Collection
Artificial limbs at the Wellcome Collection
Diagram of male body on glass
Sculpture suspended from ceiling of foyer at the Wellcome Collection
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.