United Kingdom 2018: Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Delegate: Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Affiliations: Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Short Bio: Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded in 1247 and was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the care of the mentally ill. The hospital continues to provide in-patient care as part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and has been based in south London since 1930.
Situated within the hospital grounds, in a stunning Art Deco building shared with the Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind was formally opened in March 2015. The museum cares for an internationally renowned collection of archives, art and historic objects, which together offer an unparalleled resource to support the history of mental healthcare and treatment.

Activity: Get involved online by reading about one of the artworks on display at Bethlem Museum of the Mind, “Sleep” by Bryan Charnley. http://museumofthemind.org.uk/blog/post/sleep-by-bryan-charnley
Visit the museum to view the piece, and to contemplate the importance of sleep and rest to one’s own mental health. The museum is free to visit, open Wednesdays – Fridays and the first and last Saturday of the month from 10.00 – 17.00 (last admission 16.30). To find out more about the museum and our collection please click the following link: http://museumofthemind.org.uk/

Location: Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham,

Date of Activity: Ongoing

Submitted By: Bethlem Museum of the Mind