Visit the Campus

Visit the home of UK genomics and talk with the scientists driving today’s cutting-edge research.

Our dedicated visitor spaces on Campus enable you to explore genomics in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Find out about our involvement in the Human Genome Project and how the discoveries we’re making today will affect our health and wellbeing in the future.

You can meet our researchers and discuss their science, experience one of the world’s largest DNA sequencing and biodata facilities, and explore the stories of genomics research and discuss the social impact of genetics.

Arrange a visit

To arrange a visit, please complete the booking enquiry form and email it to: pubengage@wellcomegenomecampus.org

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We can only accept groups of 15-30 people. There is no charge for visiting the Campus but you will need to make your own travel arrangements. Please be aware that there is high demand for visits and we cannot guarantee that a visit can be organised.

Tailored to you

We offer a range of free experiences on Campus depending on your interests:

Adults

Wonder what genomics is and interested in finding out more about our research? Come to see it for yourself and ask our scientists the questions you want to be answered.

Patients

Want to know how our research may change the lives of people affected by a particular condition? Chat with the scientists who work on the condition and share your experiences.

Teachers and students

Interested in inspiring your students and enriching your science lessons? Bring a group to us to see a working research Campus and speak with our scientists.

Explore the Campus

Our dedicated visitor spaces on the Campus enable you to explore genomics in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone is where we host groups of visitors from school students to the Women’s Institute. In this space you can meet our researchers and discuss their science with them in a relaxed and informal setting.

Technology Zone

Experience one of the world’s largest DNA sequencing and biodata facilities in our Technology Zone. This is a chance for you to see a modern research laboratory and get close to the technologies that enable us to do our research at large scale.

Cultural Zone

Through a changing programme of displays and exhibitions, the Cultural Zone explores the stories of genomics research and encourages you to discuss the social impact of genetics. Objects, illustrations, and film bring to life the story of the Human Genome Project; a project that revolutionised biomedical science and our ability to explore what makes us, and all life. You can also find out about trees of life. From medieval illustrations to Darwin’s sketches and beyond, trees have helped us understand how life is connected.

More about the Cultural Zone

Exhibitions open to the public

Our Public Engagement Team runs frequent exhibitions that are open to the public that change regularly. You can visit any of our exhibitions on one of our monthly Open Saturday events that are open to all, or by prior arrangement for group visits.

Open Saturdays

Enjoy one of our open afternoons designed to help you explore the Wellcome Genome Campus and enjoy planned activities.  These take place every third Saturday of the month and there is something fun for everyone from visitng the latest art exhibition to practical-hands on activities and tours of the Campus itself.

More about Open Saturdays

Events

We organise events and exhibitions that enable you to get closer to the science of genomics and its role in our history, society, and culture.

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