Tutors often recommend the Wellcome Collection to anyone passing through, or more likely waiting at Euston. Just over the road from the station, the Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that hosts free exhibitions and collections; as well as having a great cafe, shop, reading space and pristine water closets.
After this year’s New Blood, we went to the current exhibition – Smoke and Mirrors – which has a great range of objects on display. A video depicting a staunch defence of seances by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the box in which Debbie McGee was regularly cut in half in, a Manchester-made Spirit Horn; but also some beautiful examples of typography. Some hand-rendered, some set in woodtype and some bookplate. But all quite unexpected.
A few snaps that we took are below, but please pop in if you’re passing through.