Blog - Archives

The Maudsley at War

Archives, Exhibitions, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI.

Read more

Loose Threads 2

Archives, History

The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called into question...

Read more

Loose Threads 1

Archives, History

A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.

Read more

Curating Stanley Lench

Archives, Exhibitions

Curator and former Bethlem Museum registrar Rebecca Lodge talks about her excitement at being invited back to create this wonderful exhibition.

Read more

Hospital Snapshots 12

Archives, History

With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning.

Read more

Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

Read more

Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Two

Archives, History

Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.

Read more

Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part One

Archives, History

With the opening of the newly restored historic boardroom at the museum, one volunteer takes a deeper look at its contents and its past...

Read more