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Very interesting slightly different from other Museums but well worth a visits

356 Bus stop opposite Bethlam terminates one stop after then passes site on way back as above... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Dorothy P
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
Deeply Interesting

My partner and I visited today and were very impressed with this little museum. Unfortunately we... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
cathed207
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London, United Kingdom
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Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We have all heard of Bedlam - delve a little deeper into the place, the mind and the world of suffers. A visit to absorb the architecture alone, and that of the adjacent chapel, make the visit worthwhile. But to understand the turmoil of patients...More

2  Thank Z4785XPnickh
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 slightly misleading, as it is primarily a history of...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

356 Bus stop opposite Bethlam terminates one stop after then passes site on way back as above slightly different from other Museums but well worth a visit

Thank Dorothy P
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited today and were very impressed with this little museum. Unfortunately we visited on a crossover day between exhibitions so couldn’t see an exhibition upstairs, but that didn’t take away from our visit and was purely the fault of our bad...More

Thank cathed207
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Bright and welcoming interior of this lovely Art Nouveau building containing interesting and informative displays about the history of the hospital. There is also an art gallery with frequently changing exhibits.. We went on a day of a guided tour of the extensive grounds, followed...More

Thank JenniferMP2014
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

Thank happytravels618
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
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

Thank christine g
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
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

Thank MustTriharder66
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

1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 14 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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When we went, there seemed to be quite a lot of available parking on site, no charge
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