Based in the original 'Bedlam', this small but important museum contains historic and contemporary pieces by artists who have suffered from a mental disorder. Ascend the grand art-deco staircase past world renowned statues of 'Raving' and 'Melancholy' madness which originally stood above the gates of the 17th century hospital and discover more about the history of psychiatry and Bethlem Hospital.
Access to the museum's archives is by appointment only.
Prices and Opening Times
Free admission. Donations welcomed
Monday – Tuesday, open to pre-booked groups only from 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - Friday, open to public from 10:00 – 17:00 (except public holidays)
Open on the first and last Saturday of each month
Venue Details & Map
Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Gallery
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard RoadBeckenhamLondonBR3 3BX
- +44 (0)20 8776 4227
- Public transport:
- Train: Turn left out of Eden Park station, walk 500 metres to the roundabout and turn right up Monks Orchard Road.
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry