Tag: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

Show Navigation
  • The spirit of Christmas


    What does this bottle for holy water, from the Southern Italian port of Bari, have to do with Christmas? It is one of a series of Holy water flasks to be found in the original collections of Henry Wellcome (and… Continue reading

  • Intimate Worlds: exhibiting erotica from Henry Wellcome’s collection


    Sexual objects collected by Henry Wellcome are currently on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The exhibition Intimate Worlds: exploring sexuality through the Sir Henry Wellcome collection opened at the beginning of April and runs for one… Continue reading

  • Wellcome anniversaries


    August 21st, 2013 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Wellcome. This month also marks the centenary of one of the most important events in Wellcome’s life: August 1913 was the month that the Wellcome Historical Medical… Continue reading

  • Exploring health and medicine in Early Modern Wales


    Dr Alun Withey is an academic historian of early modern medicine, technology and the family. Here, he describes the inspiration and contexts of his new book, Physick and the Family: Health, Medicine and Care in Wales, 1600-1750, which includes research… Continue reading