The library will reopen on Tuesday 5 January, along with the rest of Wellcome Collection

In the interests of our staff and visitors' safety, we plan to reopen our museum and library on 5 January 2021. You will need to book a ticket to enter the venue, and follow our new safety measures. Ticket booking will be available in December. Find out more on the Wellcome Collection website.

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We're not accepting new library members at present, but the library is open to existing members. You'll need to follow our new safety measures and have a ticket to enter the building. Visits to the library can be booked in three-hour time slots. Find out all you need to know on the Wellcome Collection website.

How to find us

People travelling on different types of transport. Coloured etching by Paul Pry.  Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Opening hours

L'horloger, the female clock and watch maker with clock costume and apparatus. Coloured engraving by Martin Engelbrecht. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Food, drink and cloakroom

A lobster seated at a table, helping himself from a bowl of salad. Drawing by G Hope Tait.  Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Access for visitors with disabilities

Hands showing the sign language alphabet. Coloured etching. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Booking a tour or visit

John Dee performing an experiment before Queen Elizabeth I. Oil painting by Henry Gillard Glindoni. Credit: Wellcome Library, London