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The Bethlem Museum of the Mind records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems.

Current exhibition

Encased: the work of Cynthia Pell / (Mrs) Cynthia Weldon

21 March - 1 September 2018

Next upcoming event

Antonia White - from the Asylum to Freud

28 July 2018 • 14:00

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The latest from our blog

Artist in Focus VIII - Cynthia Pell

8 hours ago
Art, Exhibitions

Find out more about the life and work of artist Cynthia Pell. 

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“Sleep” by Bryan Charnley

14 March 2018
Art

Celebrate World Sleep Day with Brian Charnley’s ‘Sleep’…..

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“Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane” by Richard Dadd

23 January 2018
Art

Guest blogger Olivia Bladen turns the spotlight onto Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane, one of the lesser known works of the Victorian fairy painter and Bethlem patient Richard Dadd. 

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Bethlem
Museum of
the mind

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The Bethlem Museum of the Mind records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems.

Our aim is to make our collections more accessible, and to provide accurate information to help in their interpretation.