The beauty of the Wellcome Collection lies in its variety of exhibitions. There is the permanent collection that is split into two exhibitions: some rather bizarre medical artifacts collected by its founder Henry Wellcome and the second, unusual art pieces exploring various aspects of medicine. A further exhibition space is reserved for temporary shows, in this instance an exhibition of 46 artists resident at social welfare institutions across Japan.
I particularly loved the personal note of the permanent collection as this collection doesn't try to give conclusive insights into specific areas of medicine. It's an entertaining collection of unsual medical items that reveals a lot about its time of use. Looking at some of the saws and drills that seemed more house of horror than surgical in application, it makes you wonder why we ever complain about the NHS. CF