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Opening Times 09:30 – 17:00
(last entry 16:30)

Pre-booked groups only:
Monday – Tuesday

Open to public:
Wednesday – Saturday

Children are welcome to visit the Museum in the company of parents / carers, and their supervision and safety remains the responsibility of their parents / carers for the duration of their visit.

The Museum is open to walk-in visitors from 09:30 to 17:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

There is no need to pre-book your visit; just turn up anytime within the Museum’s opening hours! When you arrive at Bethlem Hospital’s gates, you will see the Museum building in front of you, just 150 yards into the site.

About your visit

As we are on the site of a working hospital, mask wearing requirements may change at short notice. The Museum maintains a supply of facemasks, but if you have a mask you can bring, just in case, that would be appreciated. Hand sanitiser available throughout the building, and we ask visitors to maintain appropriate social distance from others not in their party.

Phone Number

020 3228 4227


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

Free admission. Donations welcomed.


Refreshments: Restaurant/Coffee Shop - not open Saturdays (card only), Community Centre (cash only), GUTS Cafe - Mon-Thurs 08:00-14:30 (card only). 

Accessibility: Disabled access and parking space. Find out more on our access page.

Learning Visits

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Nearest Train Stations

Eden Park (30 mins from London Bridge), followed by a 15 min walk or 356 bus (towards Shirley - The Bethlem Royal Hospital stop).

East Croydon (15 mins from London Victoria), followed by 119 bus (towards Bromley - Shirley Baptist Church stop) or 198 (towards Shrublands - Monks Orchard Road stop).