As of 19 May, the Museum is open to walk-in visitors! Find out more.
A blog on the life of Arundel Shoard, patient at Bethlem 1887-1888, presented as part of our Change Minds Online project
A blog on the life of Leonora Mottram (nee Cane), patient at Bethlem 1887-1888, presented as part of our Change Minds Online project
James Hadfield's life had a lasting impact on the place of those with mental health issues in criminal law.
One of our most distinct archive voices is that of Joan Rosalind Gunther.
Bethlem has many sailors amongst our patient records. Find out more in this blog post about Navy admissions during the Napoleonic wars...
You may think that an escape from the locked wards at Bethlem would be an elaborately planned event, not so in the case of Lawrence Walkerlaw in 1813...
Mince pies, plum pudding, fruit pies and golden syrup! Join us as we tuck into the long and distinguished history of puddings at Bethlem...
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.
The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called into question...
A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.
Curator and former Bethlem Museum registrar Rebecca Lodge talks about her excitement at being invited back to create this wonderful exhibition.
With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning.