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Current exhibition

​​Youtopia: Visions of the Past, Present and Future

15 February - 15 July 2016

Next upcoming event

Bethlem and the Brain: muzzling William Lawrence’s medical materialism

7 May 2016 • 14:00

The latest from our blog

“Uncomfortable Glory” Part 1

2 days ago
Archives, History

Bethlem Museum volunteer Alexandra Milne looks at the history of two of the most famous pieces in our collection; the imposing Raving and Melancholy Madness.

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Virtual Book Club XI

02 April 2016
Literature, Personal Accounts

In time for World Autism Awareness Week 2016, this month one of our Front of House volunteers reviews "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, which is available to read in our permanent museum.

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200 Years Ago Today 14

11 March 2016

On 11 March 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard evidence from Bethlem's Matron about the reforms to patient care she had recently instituted

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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.