Brains: The Mind as Matter

  • Wellcome Collection |
  • 29 March – 17 June 2012

The Wellcome Collection's major spring exhibition explores 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.


Venue & entry details

Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 10pm
Sun, 11am – 6pm
Closed Mon

Easter opening hours:

6 & 9 April, 12 noon – 6pm