Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind is a free to enter museum that is open Wednesday to Friday and the first and last Saturday of the month, 10.00 - 17.00. Check out our website for upcoming events and exhibitions. Recently shortlisted as a Finalist in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016.

OUR MISSION

Bethlem Museum of the Mind records the lives and experience, and celebrates the achievements, of people with mental health problems. We aim to become a leading information and learning resource for the history of mental health care and treatment.
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  • So many exhibits evoke the harrowing suffering of the mentally-afflicted get give insight into their heroic struggles to make sense of their turmoil.  more »
  • This is a fantastic museum with fascinating art work and artefacts, well worth the guided tour and the grounds are beautiful. There is also a cafe which serves a good coffee. We took some friends...  more »
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  • Very interesting and thought provoking. Free of charge but a donation of £2 is gratefully received. Will go back. Parking is free and you can explore the grounds
  • Lots to learn and discover in this small but beautiful museum. This is where I first learned of Louis Wain, a talented yet somewhat tortured soul. Mostly known for his fabulous cartoons of cats (being a cat owner was reason to draw me to him). I just popped in with my sister curious about this place during one of their exhibitions. It's free but donations accepted which I am happy to when possible. Like most museums they have a small (well tiny) gift shop . Worth a visit.
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