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iVisit.... the Old Curiosity Museum

Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. Located at 183 Euston Road, London, it explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop, a restaurant and conference facilities as well as publications, tours, a book prize, international and digital projects.

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust. Henry Wellcome had an early interest in medicine and marketing. The first product he advertised was ‘ invisible ink’ (just lemon juice, in fact). In 1880, he joined his college friend Silas Burroughs in setting up a pharmaceutical company, Burroughs Wellcome & Co. They were one of the first to introduce medicine in tablet form under the 1884 trademark ‘ Tabloid’ previously medicines had been sold as powders or liquids.

In this wondrous medical museum, exhibits include a Victorian chastity belt and artificial eyes! Its definitely for the curious, for more info check out http://wellcomecollection.org/

Earlier Event: November 8
iVisit.... Dickens Old Watering Hole
Later Event: November 10
iVisit.... the Cartoon Museum