Brains: The Mind as Matter

Our major new free exhibition seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.

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Our major new free exhibition seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.


Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos  and photography, 'Brains' follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire.


'Brains' asks not what brains do to us, but what we have done to brains, focusing on the bodily presence of the organ rather than investigating the neuroscience of the mind.

Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road
London Greater London United Kingdom NW1 2BE

Open daily

Monday

Galleries closed (café and bookshop open 10.00-18.00) 

(Open on Bank Holiday Mondays 12.00-18.00)

Tuesday

10.00-18.00

Wednesday

10.00-18.00

Thursday

10.00-22.00 (bookshop open until 21.00)

Friday

10.00-18.00  

Saturday

10.00-18.00

Sunday

11.00-18.00

Public holidays  

12.00-18.00