The Science Museum’s medical collections have a global scope and coverage probably not bettered in the world.
The Wellcome Wing, with its focus on bioscience, makes the Museum the world’s leading centre for the presentation of contemporary science to the public.
The Science and Art of Medicine and Glimpses of Medical History galleries closed permanently on 21 September 2015 in preparation for the 2019 opening of a £24m new medicine gallery. This will transform the first floor of the Science Museum, creating a magnificent new home for the Museum’s medicine collections. Until it opens, you can enjoy a temporary display entitled Journeys Through Medicine: Henry Wellcome’s Legacy.