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Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries will completely transform the first floor of the Science Museum, creating a magnificent new home for the most significant medical collections in the world.

Three thousand medical artefacts from the extraordinary collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum Group will go on permanent public display in the world's largest space dedicated to the history of medicine.  

Spanning more than 500 years of history, the galleries will reveal moving personal stories and provide a rich historical context for our experience of medicine and health today. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the five galleries cover more than 3000m², an area equivalent to 1,500 hospital beds.   

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Medicine sponsors: Wellcome, HLF, GSK, The Wolfson Foundation, Vitabiotics, The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

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