Science Museum

Featuring three thousand objects and covering an area equivalent to 1,500 hospital beds, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the magnificent new home for the most significant medical collections in the world.

Showcasing extraordinary medical artefacts from the collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum Group, including the world’s first MRI scanner, Fleming’s penicillin mould, a professional pianist’s prosthetic arm and robotic surgery equipment, the galleries explore our relationship with medicine and health through more than 500 years of history.

Throughout you’ll find specially commissioned artworks, including 'Self-Conscious Gene', by Marc Quinn, ‘Santa Medicina’ by Eleanor Crook, portraits by award-winning photographer Siân Davey and an installation by Studio Roso, as well as interactive displays, films and audio.

A ceramic artwork by celebrated artist Grayson Perry, ‘Alan Measles – God in the time of Covid-19’, along with COVID-19 testing kits and signage from the Government’s daily briefings reflect the impact and national response to the pandemic