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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

The Anatomy of Melancholy

16 January - 27 April 2019

Next upcoming event

Twelve Noon Tour

26 January 2019 • 12:00

Find out more about Objects of Obsession
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The latest from our blog

Living With Buildings: On Health and Architecture

about 5 hours ago
Literature

Author Iain Sinclair joined the Bethlem Museum of the Mind Curator Kate Tiernan, to talk about his new book Living With Buildings: On Health and Architecture and how it engages with the context of residential recovery sites such as Bethlem and the Maudsley Hospitals. 

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Listen to Breaking Bread Talk with Tim May

04 December 2018
Events

Listen to Tim May talk about the historical, cultural and spiritual significace of  bread. 

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The Maudsley at War

07 November 2018
Archives, Exhibitions, History, News and Events

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI. This small exhibition is on at Reay House Library in Lambeth Hospital.

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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.