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Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • I visited this museum upon reading an article in the national newspaper. It is a nice old building with modern decoration inside, It has collection of many stuff related to the history of this place a...  read more »
  • Compact, modern museum located in a famous psychiatric hospital. It's good as far as it goes, but there was just something missing that I can't put my finger on. The name "Museum of the Mind" is sligh...  read more »
  • What an amazing and welcoming place. Set in beautiful grounds too, the new building is impressive architecturally and houses some fascinating artifacts and art connected to mental health. A real find. 
  • A Museum and Art Gallery focusing on the on mental health and the history of mental health provision. Well laid out and thought provoking galleries which allow time to reflect on the information provided. Free talks every Saturday museum is open at 2pm, check website for details. Museum is needed as the topics raised need a wider audience to enable greater understanding in society.
  • Thought provoking and sensitive spaces. Show another aspect to mental health issues in a beautiful way. Despite the subject matter it is not too intense and the main gallery space is long enough to be challenging but not too long that it becomes preachy. If their ambition was to remove stigma around mental health then they've done a great job. I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • Remarkable ; dignified, informative and superbly curated. An exceptional experience and unconditionally recommended. Seek this out.
  • Terrific museum. Also so nice to see the best of the old asylum format - the tranquillity and beautiful grounds - being preserved for the benefit of people with mental health problems.
  • One of the greatest museums I've ever been to. Incredibly well laid out, wonderful exhibitions of art and a fantastic narrative of the history of mental health from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. Very diverse and captivating. Well worth a visit.
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