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Bethlem Museum of the Mind

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Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX, England
+44 20 3228 4227
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Intriguing historical place

The talks at the museum are very high quality as are the exhibitions and you will learn lots about... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
happytravels618
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London, United Kingdom
Informative Museum

This is a gem of a museum situated within beautiful grounds. The display through the sges of... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
gooner2WestWickham
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west wickham
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX, England
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+44 20 3228 4227
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"mental health"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"fascinating insight"
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"permanent collection"
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"royal hospital"
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"personal stories"
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"interesting visit"
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"helpful staff"
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"on site"
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"patients"
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"treatment"
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"art"
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"bedlam"
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"centuries"
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The talks at the museum are very high quality as are the exhibitions and you will learn lots about the hospitals history, prior patients, art and mental health and much more. You can walks in the grounds yourself which are lovely and sometimes Mathew takes...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is a gem of a museum situated within beautiful grounds. The display through the sges of treating mental well being was well presented with a good balance of old artifacts, artwork and information. The juxtaposition of a modern room with stunning calming views out...More

Thank gooner2WestWickham
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A small museum which imparts a large amount of information and knowledge. Went with two friends, all of us having different backgrounds linked to people with health issues and ended up having an enjoyable debate about the pros and cons of modern approaches to mental...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great exhibitions and a very interesting museum of mental health. Can be sad and thought provoking but well worth a visit. So glad that treatment is so different now.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Was a little apprehensive about going to the museum as have previously been disappointed with other mental health museums. This one was amazing. The layout made it easy to find your way around as well as making it more exciting. An amazing collection of art...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The name of this hospital, which has stuck despite its numerous location changes, has entered the English lexicon as ‘Bedlam’, a word which has unfortunately been used ever since to describe mental disorder and general chaos. What the main exhibition here shows is the way...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited with my wife...a qualified nurse who is always wanting to learn more. Our visit coincided with one of the many talks being given ,offering a further insight into this part of medicine. Let's face it ,a part of medicine that is often treated as...More

Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Had an interesting tour from very enthusiastic guide, the museum is set up with a lot of sensitivity and tells the history of mental health and of Bethlem and the people who worked and were treated there. There is an excellent gallery of service user...More

1  Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Interesting to see how 'advanced' techniques have developed over the years - combined with the history of a local institution

1  Thank JenDJohnD
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Spent an hour or so visiting the museum. It's a small museum that has benefitted from Lottery funding and it shows. It's newly painted, bright and clean and exhibits well laid out with helpful staff on hand. Very quiet when we visited mid week. You...More

Thank KWH53
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When we went, there seemed to be quite a lot of available parking on site, no charge
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