The Museum is open to pre-booked visitors for selected dates in December 2020! Please click here for details, and to make a booking.
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind is open to pre-booked visitors on the following dates in December 2020: Thursday 3, Friday 4, Saturday 5, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Friday 11, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Friday 18. We look forward to welcoming you!

Eight time-slots are available per day, but a limit of one household or support bubble per time-slot will apply to each time slot. For details and to book, click here.

After Friday 18 December, the Museum will close for Christmas and the New Year. We will re-open to pre-booked visitors on Saturday 2 January 2021.

All bookings are free of charge, but donations are always welcome. The shop facilities of both the Museum and the Gallery will be open for purchases of cards, books, gifts, prints and original works of art.

Your pre-booked Museum visit gives you access to its permanent and temporary displays, the Hospital's historic Boardroom and the Bethlem Gallery. It does not entitle you to explore the Hospital grounds, which remain closed to the public until further notice. Please note that no pets are presently allowed into the Museum or onto the Hospital site (though guide dogs are permitted). Upon arrival at the Hospital site, visitors are asked to ring the bell to the left of the Museum's double doors, and to show confirmation of their booking on their phone or on a print-out. Masks must be worn for the duration of the visit.

To make a booking, you must provide us with your name and email address, and on the day of your visit, the names of anyone else in your party must also be provided. We will keep these details for 21 days after your visit, and in the event of these details being required for track and trace purposes, we reserve the right to pass them onto the relevant authorities. We will also use your email address to give you an opportunity to provide feedback on your visit via a short survey.

Please do not book a place for yourself or anyone else if you or they have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms in the past fourteen days.

If between the time of booking and the day of your visit, you (or anyone else in your party) develops symptoms of COVID-19, or come into contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the Museum.

If you (or anyone else in your party) develops symptoms of COVID-19 in the seven days following your Museum visit, you must inform us by email on [email protected] and by telephone (leaving a message with a return number if necessary) on 020 3228 4227 or 07434 616029.

Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.


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

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, Community Centre.

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

Learning visits

Arrange a group visit

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).