Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Dec 13, 2015 by

In my experience, people find it hard to talk about mental health. A visit to Bethlem’s Museum of the Mind might help start that conversation. ¬†Enlarged and reopened in 2015, the museum is situated within the large grounds of the Bethlem Hospital, a 15 minute walk from Eden Park Station (trains from London Bridge, every 30 minutes.) On your way, you can see how many different Art Deco features you can spot on the 1930s houses you pass. There are three parts to the Museum. On the ground floor there is a gallery of art created by people with mental health problems, often for sale. The first floor has a temporary exhibition space, which is changed three times a year and the main, permanent exhibition. A timeline curves around the head of the staircase...

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