The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called in to to question...
A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.
With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning.
For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...
Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.
With the opening of the newly restored historic boardroom at the museum, one volunteer takes a deeper look at its contents and its past...
Join us for a closer look at Raving & Melancholy Madness and all that they represent, in "Uncomfortable Glory - Part 2."
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.
On 11 March 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard evidence from Bethlem's Matron about the reforms to patient care she had recently instituted
On 6 March 1816, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the treatment given to James Tilley Matthews while a patient at Bethlem Hospital.
On 25 December 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of its servicemen on active wartime duty
On 16 December 1815, the Hospital published the ingredients of its mass-catered "Bethlem Soup", along with costs
This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part two of two.
This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part one of two.
On 30 September 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of wartime aerial bombardment