Wellcome Collection

Top choice museum in North London

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Focusing on the interface of art, science and medicine, this clever and resourceful museum is fascinating. The heart of the museum is Sir Henry Wellcome's collection of medical curiosities (saws for amputation, forceps through the ages, sex aids and amulets etc), which illustrate the universal fascination with health and the body across civilisations. In the Medicine Now gallery, interactive displays and provocative artworks are designed to make you ponder about humanity and the human body.

Beyond the permanent galleries, there are absorbing temporary exhibitions, plus a great cafe and a fantastic shop.