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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

Poetry Prescribed: A Landscape of Jealousy

23 February 2019 • 14:00

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Listen: A Self-Help Book? Writing and Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy

29 January 2019
Exhibitions, History, Literature, Events

Listen to a recording of Dr Mary Ann Lund's talk on The Anatomy of Melancholy and Robert Burton's use of writing as a form of therapy, ‘to ease my mind by writing’. 

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Listen: Living With Buildings - On Health and Architecture

22 January 2019
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: Breaking Bread with Tim May

04 December 2018
Events

Listen to Anglican Minister Tim May on the historical, cultural and spiritual significace of  bread. 

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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.