Henry Wellcome was a man of many parts: entrepreneur, philanthropist, patron of science and pioneer of aerial photography. He also created one of the world's great museums: a vast stockpile of evidence about our universal interest in health and the body.
More than 150 years after his birth in 1853, this exhibition reunites a cross-section of extraordinary objects from his collection, ranging from diagnostic dolls to Japanese sex aids, and from Napoleon's toothbrush to George III's hair. It also provides a very different perspective on some of our own obsessions with medicine and health.
In 'Medicine Man' some objects are gathered by type and others by broad cross-cultural themes.
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Galleries: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
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