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Our current exhibition

A World Apart: the Work of Charles Lutyens

8 June - 30 November 2024

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Our next upcoming event

Bethlem Nature Walk

27 July 2024 • 14:00

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 3BX

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind

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.

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Creating Collaborations: piloting collaborative working at the Museum of the Mind

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A grant funded project focussed on centring lived experience, supporting co-curation and forging new professional relationships

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Hannah 'Ruth' Ormsby

Archives, History

Hannah Ruth Ormsby nurse and International Brigade volunteer

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Incredibly thought provoking and provides an idea of how hugely complex treating mental health can be. Definitely worth a visit.

— Emma Westhrop

I have been to a few art museums, but this was by far the best. The paintings and pieces of art were spectacular, and walking around the museum gives you a great insight into mental health.

— Caroline Ross-Biggs

The exhibition was incredibly well curated - interesting, diverse and challenging. The art and historical displays were fantastic. Superb volunteers who were really engaging.

— Nick Stephenson

The talks at the museum are very high quality as are the exhibitions and you will learn lots about the hospitals history, prior patients, art and mental health and much more. I cannot recommend the Museum highly enough.

— happytravels618

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind promotes understanding of mental illness, its treatment and recovery, through its displays, exhibitions, learning and outreach programmes. Our ambition is to keep access free of charge, and we rely on donations to make this possible.

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