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Our current exhibition

The Passions of Richard Dadd Revisited

31 July - 27 November 2021

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Our next upcoming event

Midweek Sneak Peak

20 October 2021 • 12:00

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
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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The Latest From our Blog

Entrancing new installation at Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Art, Exhibitions, News

The mesmerising work of Finnish artist Panu Ollikainen is on show in the UK for the first time

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William Kurelek’s Adventures in Psychiatry | Part 2 of 2

Art, Collection, History, Learning

Museum Volunter Sophia Gal kooks at the life and death of William Kurelek in the second of this two part blog series

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Mary Ormerod

Archives, History

A warm hearted and positive person who enjoyed taking a direct approach to working with people, and who promoted patient care with great energy

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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

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

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

— Emma Westhrop

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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