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Open seven days a week, 10.00 - 18.00. Entry is free*.

Gallery redevelopments

The Museum is undergoing a number of changes and some of our displays are closed while we create exciting new galleries.

Flight gallery

This gallery on level 3 will be closed for one day on Wednesday 15 November 2017. 

Medical galleries

Our fourth and fifth floor medicine galleries, Glimpses of Medical History and Science and Art of Medicine (including Psychology: Mind Your Head), are closed as we prepare for new Medicine galleries opening in 2019.

In the meantime you can continue to explore aspects of medicine in a small temporary display of our medical collections entitled Journeys Through Medicine: Henry Wellcome’s Legacy, and in the Making the Modern World gallery. While these have some content relevant to medicine through time courses, the scope is limited and we would strongly recommend a planning visit to assess whether a school trip would meet your intended learning outcomes.

Who am I? remains a good gallery to visit in relation to Psychology.

Cosmos & Culture, Agriculture and Measuring Time

These three galleries on level 1 closed in January 2017 so that we can prepare the area for the new Medicine galleries.

First floor picnic area

The first floor picnic area closed in January 2017 so that we can prepare the area for the new Medicine galleries. Please use the picnic spaces on level -1 and level 3.

Challenge of Materials

This gallery on level 1 will close in September or October 2017 to prepare for the new Medicine galleries. The exact date is to confirmed and we will update this page as soon as we know.