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Please vote for the museum to win £1000

22 November 2018

Here at Bethlem Museum of the Mind, we have raised two-thirds of the amount needed to restore the turret clock on the top of our building for the first time since it was installed in the late 1920s. Ecclesiastical Insurance’s 12 Days of Giving campaign gives us a chance to get us over the line.

All we need is for our visitors, friends and supporters to vote for us by going to and entering the following details:

  • Charity name: The Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust (this is the charitable body that runs Bethlem Museum of the Mind)
  • Charity number: 1013523
  • Your details (Ecclesiastical only use your details to administer their giving campaign

There is an installation on show within a non-functioning grandfather clock in the Museum’s permanent exhibition. Called Still Time, it is the contemporary artist Joan Molloy’s attempt to capture a moment in the history of Bethlem Hospital which has come and gone. Perhaps it is appropriate for time to stand still within the Museum’s displays, but outside its walls and surrounding it on all sides are working mental health services that take forward Bethlem Hospital’s centuries-old commitment to improvement of mental healthcare. The turret clock at the top of the Museum’s building is part of the face it shows to the world, and it is long overdue for restoration. Bringing it back to its former glory is a gift the Museum’s trustees wish to make to the Hospital’s community of staff and service users, as well as to the Museum’s many visitors. We just need a little more funding!

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