Bethlem Museum of the Mind

medical museum, art museum in Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley

Geographical coordinates: 51.380916666 0.029694444


English Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Museum of the Mind is a museum focusing on the history of Bethlem Royal Hospital, its programme of care, and its patients. Opened in 2015, the museum is housed in an Art Deco building shared with the Bethlem Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists who are current or former patients.

The museum's displays include work by artists who have suffered from mental health problems, such as former patients William Kurelek, Richard Dadd and Louis Wain. Another work is a pair of statues by Caius Gabriel Cibber known as Raving and Melancholy Madness, from the gates of the 17th century Bethlem Hospital. Other displays illustrate the history of mental healthcare.

The museum is a member of the London Museums of Health & Medicine.

Source: Bethlem Museum of the Mind

fr Bethlem Royal Archives and Museum