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Upcoming events

Painting Portraits!


8 October 2016


6 December 2016


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

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“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived;” we all know the saying about the fate of Henry VIII’s wives, but did you know he also gave Bethlem Hospital our “Royal” title? As such, we have a portrait of the well-known King in our temporary exhibition “Bethlem: the Weight of History,” alongside other portraits of important figures from Bethlem’s history.

Think you can do any better? It’s you chance to paint a portrait to take home! Why not paint someone who’s important to you, your family or perhaps even important to the world?

This is a free drop-in event, donations are accepted. Register your interest below!