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Blog - History

Black Lives in Early Modern Bridewell

Archives, History, Learning

A post introducing research on black lives in the Bridewell Hospital records

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Loose Threads 2

Archives, History

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

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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...

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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.

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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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“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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