The Catalogue API provides an easy way to search our museum and library collections. We built it for https://wellcomecollection.org, so you can expect it to be fast, comprehensive and reliable.
The API is openly available and requires no registration or authentication. We’re looking forward to seeing the things that you build and our collections popping up in more places.
There are currently two versions of the API:
- v1, which only includes our image collections
- v2 beta, which includes all of our collections
Note that v2 is currently in beta and under active development. We will make breaking changes during this period and intend to deprecate v1 soon after the release of v2.
If you require a full harvest of the catalogue, please use the daily snapshot instead of the API.