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Keep the Home Fires Burning: Stories from the Great War


29 August 2015


31 October 2015


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

A new exhibition at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind will focus on World War One from the home front perspective. It brings together stories from various affected groups, including soldiers and their families, women, psychiatric patients and refugees. The stories are gathered from a selection of objects belonging to Bromley Museum and Bromley Local Studies and Archives, along with patient records from Bethlem Royal Hospital, held at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind. Through these objects visitors will find evidence of the immense impact the war had on these groups as well as the opportunity to reflect upon the eventual recovery of the nation from the War.

As with mental illness, the War had devastating effects on people’s lives. The exhibition would like to remember the suffering experienced during those years highlighting the idea of resilience and recovery, as approaches that continue to have the capacity to improve the prognosis of people, either vulnerable or affected, with mental health disorders.

Free family trails available.