Wellcome Collection

Opening Times

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-6pm

Regular talks and tours.

To 16th Sept: Teeth

In what is thought to be the first display dedicated to the dental profession, visitors are invited to contemplate everything from the evolution of dental care and education, to vampires, dentures made from hippopotamus ivory and the legend of the tooth fairy. The exhibition pauses at various moments in oral hygiene history to showcase the curious likes of Napoleon's toothbrush, a dental treatment set used by Queen Victoria's dentist and the massive mouth models used by Dutch students before testing their skills on humans.

A display of drills indicates that this probably isn't the top choice for those who fear the dentist, but Teeth will more than likely leave everyone else with a winning smile.

Admission free.


  • Euston
  • Euston Square
  • Warren Street
  • Russell Square
  • King's Cross St. Pancras
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