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However there is one way that these important businessmen would have had a connection to black lives, and that is through their connections to the slave trade.
So what relationship did Bethlem have with Black Londoners - was it open to them, or did it only look to exclude minority ethnic communities?
A post introducing research on black lives in the Bridewell Hospital records
Download our free Inkblot activity for children 7 and upwards
An explanation for kids about our free downloadable activity sheet for ages 7+
Our Archivist explains how to explore the rich online historical resources of the Museum of the Mind...
In which we take our museum handling objects on the road!
Learn more about Bethlem Museum’s new and exciting activity trails for families, encouraging learning, play and exploration.