Bethlem Museum of the Mind

The entrance to Bethlem Museum of the Mind permanent gallery.

© Bethlem Museum of the Mind

    • Founded in 1247, Bethlem Royal Hospital is now located in Beckenham, South London, as part of the wider South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The Archives and Museum service is dedicated to the history of mental health treatment, and includes historical and archival material as well as a large art collection. De-stigmatising mental illness is one of its major roles. Bethlem Museum of the Mind reopened in the old hospital administration building in February 2015, and now holds regular events. Check the museum website for more details. You can find us on Twitter @bethlemmuseum, and on Facebook at
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