Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Gallery


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

Opening Times:

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 Road
+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

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