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Visit the Wellcome Collection, Euston
A plan by: lateravery

The Wellcome Trust is the UK's biggest medical charity, with an endowment of £13 billion. Founded by the estate of American pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome, it's no longer directly tied to the pharmaceutical industry but remains focused on biomedical research.

The trust has been based on Euston Rd since the 1930s, but in 2007 it moved its offices to a new building next door and relaunched its old HQ, the Wellcome Building, as a public venue. It houses the Wellcome Collection, a museum that mixes medical artefacts such as a tiny gastrointestinal camera (!) with science-inspired artworks by artists including Pablo Picasso, Anthony Gormley and Mark Quinn. It also wants us to think about our relationship with our bodies, which gives them an excuse to showcase cool stuff like a used guillotine blade from the French Revolution. Best of all, it's free! It's open till 6pm every day except Monday, when it's closed, and Thursday, when it's open till 8. Euston, Warren St or Euston Sq tubes will all serve you well, as would the 10, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 59, 68, 73, 88, 91, 134, 168, 205, 253 or 390 bus.

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The Wellcome Collection
215 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, London
020 7611 8888
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk
Nearest tubes: Euston, Euston Square
a photo from Flickr

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