This week’s Wednesday Photo comes to you courtesy of the Wellcome Collection.
This beautiful display of medical glassware caught my eye the minute we stepped into the ‘Medicine Man’ exhibition within the Wellcome Gallery in London.
I’d never heard of the gallery before, although I had heard of Henry Wellcome (b.1853), a philanthropist, entrepreneur, science patron and collector of all things unusual. We stumbled across it purely by chance, as we made our way from Euston Station to Euston Square underground station on our way to the Barbican Centre. And it’s free, which is always a bonus! Big is quite into science-y things at the moment, and we had some time to kill, so we ventured inside.
The Gallery is host to a few different exhibitions – all a bit quirky, which makes it much more interesting and not like a typical museum or gallery! Big was absolutely fascinated (and just a little bit creeped out!) by this plasticised slice of an actual human body…
It took him a few seconds to work out what was wrong here…
I loved this display of toy Beetle cars (although they don’t look like Beetles to me, but that’s what the label says?)- the colours are very pleasing to my eye!
We loved the Wellcome Collection galleries and Big wants to go back again soon. If you are interested in quirky and unusual artefacts, sculptures and displays, including mummified bodies, shrunken heads, medical instruments and Charles Darwin’s walking sticks, then this is definitely the place for you!