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Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. The library is one of the world’s finest for the study of the social and cultural contexts of health. Among many other things, it contains a large number of rare medieval manuscripts, such as vividly illustrated almanacs, scrolls and practitioners’ manuals, relating to medicine and the body. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries.

Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BE England

020 ​7611 ​2222

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  • 16 October 2019

    Photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith used her own experience of being an overweight teenager to connect with six young men struggling with their weight. How do the boys, and their loved ones, feel about this stigmatising issue?