Experience genomic science yourself

Visit the Wellcome Genome Campus, chat with our scientists and see the home of UK genomics

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A unique opportunity

Talk with the scientists driving today's cutting-edge research in genomics

Find out about the Human Genome Project and how today’s discoveries about genetics will affect our health and wellbeing in the future. Our dedicated visitor spaces and exhibits on Campus enable you to explore genomics in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You can meet our researchers and discuss their science in the Discovery Zone or reflect on the social context of our research in the more informal space of the Cultural Zone.

World leaders in genomics

The Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute

The Wellcome Genome Campus was the home of the Human Genome Project in the UK. This epic international project set out to decipher the human genome, the genetic instructions for a human being. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute were key players in this project and are world leaders in genomics and bioinformatics research. Today they continue forging ahead uncovering the role of genetics in human health and disease

Tailored to your interests

We offer a range of visits for different groups of people depending on your interests

For school students

Enriching the curriculum and inspiring students

  • Introduction to DNA, genes and genomes and the research on Campus
  • Talk by a campus scientist
  • Classroom-based activity
  • Tour of Campus
  • Ethical discussion activity (optional)
For school teachers

Supporting you to teach genetics in school

  • Introduction to the research on Campus and how we can support your teaching in the classroom
  • Talks and Q&A with scientists 
  • Demonstration of classroom-based activities 
  • Tour of Campus with a scientist
For groups of adults

Reaching out to our neighbours and further afield

  • Introduction to DNA and genomics
  • History and future of genomic research
  • Tour of the Campus facilities with a scientist
  • Viewing of the Cultural Zone 
For patients and their families 

Discussing how genomics affects you and your family

  • Introduction to DNA and genomics
  • Meet the scientists and find out about their research
  • Tour of the Campus facilities with a scientist

Visit enquiry form

Complete the form below to arrange a visit to the Campus

To arrange a visit, please complete the booking enquiry form and email it to pubengage@wellcomegenomecampus.org. We can only accept groups of 15-30 people. There is no charge for visiting the Institute 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.

You can organise a virtual visit for your school or university via our videoconferencing facilities. If you would like to find out more please fill out the videoconference enquiry form.