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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

Easter opening times:
Monday 25 March - pre-booked groups only
Tuesday 26 March - open to public
Wednesday 27 March  - open to public
Thursday 28 March - open to public
Good Friday 29 March - CLOSED
Easter Saturday 30 March - open to public
Easter Sunday 31 March- CLOSED
Easter Monday 1 April - CLOSED
Tuesday 2 April - pre-booked groups only
Wednesday 3 April - open to public

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). Please note that Eden Park Train Station does NOT have step free access from southbound trains from London Bridge.

East Croydon (16 mins from London Victoria or London Bridge), followed by SL5  bus (towards Bromley - Bethlem Royal Hospital stop). 119 bus (towards Bromley - Shirley Baptist Church stop) or 198 bus (towards Shrublands - Monks Orchard Road stop). This route should offer step free access, but please check with Transport for London first.

Bromley South (16 mins from London Victoria), followed by SL5 bus (towards Croydon - Bethlem Royal Hospital stop) or 119 bus (towards Croydon - Shirley Baptist Church stop). This route should offer step free access, but please check with Transport for London first.