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Opening Times 10:00 – 17:00
(last entry 16:30)

Pre-booked groups only:
Monday – Tuesday

Open to public:
Wednesday – Friday
(except public holidays)

(first and last of the month)

Easter closure:
Good Friday, 15 April 2022

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 10:00 to 17:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the first and last Saturdays of each month.

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. Staff at the gates will offer you a facemask if you do not already have one, and direct you to the Museum. Please also note that no dogs (other than guide dogs) are currently permitted onto the site.

About your visit

When you arrive at the Museum, you will be offered a facemask, if you do not already have one. Everyone is expected to wear a facemask for the duration of their visit unless they are medically exempt from doing so or are aged 11 or younger. Hand sanitiser will be 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 (card only), Community Centre (cash only).

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

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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).