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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...

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Volunteers’ Week 2016: A Big Thank You!

News, Personal accounts

Volunteer’s Week is a national celebration of all those people who give up their time to various organisations. This post looks at the lovely Bethlem Museum vol

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“Uncomfortable Glory” Part 2

Archives, History

Join us for a closer look at Raving & Melancholy Madness and all that they represent, in "Uncomfortable Glory - Part 2." 

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“Uncomfortable Glory” Part 1

Archives, History

Bethlem Museum volunteer Alexandra Milne looks at the history of two of the most famous pieces in our collection; the imposing Raving and Melancholy Madness.

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Virtual Book Club XI

Literature, Personal accounts

In time for World Autism Awareness Week 2016, this month one of our Front of House volunteers reviews "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, which is available

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200 Years Ago Today 14

History

On 11 March 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard evidence from Bethlem's Matron about the reforms to patient care she had recently instituted

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200 Years Ago Today 13

History

On 6 March 1816, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the treatment given to James Tilley Matthews while a patient at Bethlem Hospital.

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In the Frame: ‘Dancing Cats’ by Stanley Lench

Archives, Art, Personal accounts

A peek into the vibrant world of Stanley Lench, written by one of our volunteers. 

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