Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond at Wellcome Collection


Madlove - Designer Asylum project in Bedlam at Wellcome Collection
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Explore how notions of madness have been shaped over time and what the future of mental health might hold. Read More


Retrace the intricate history of psychiatric hospitals with Bedlam: The Asylum And Beyond at Wellcome Collection.

Discover different approaches to the treatment of mental illness through the example of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, one of the oldest institution of its kind in the world. See how the attitudes of society towards madness have changed from the era of the asylum to today’s alternative range of therapies.

Showcasing striking installations, photographs and architectural drawings inspired by psychiatric hospitals, along with poems and artworks by asylum patients, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to see how art and culture have tackled the issue of mental health.


Venue Details & Map

Wellcome Collection

183 - 193 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7611 2222
Public transport:
Euston and Kings Cross mainline stations, Warren Street and Euston Square underground stations, International St Pancras.

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