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About us

Bethlem Gallery and Museum

About us

Bethlem Gallery and Museum

About us

Bethlem Gallery and Museum

About us

Bethlem Gallery and Museum

A pioneering arts and museum space at the heart of Bethlem Royal Hospital, the Bethlem Gallery and Museum celebrates the lives and achievements of those living with mental illness.

You can view centuries of significant historic artworks and objects on the theme of mental healthcare, together with inspiring contemporary works including many by our patients and service users.  The building is open to the public and free of charge. 

The building’s grand art-deco staircase provides a showcase for the world-renowned statues of ‘Raving’ and ‘Melancholy’ Madness, which originally stood above the gates of 17th century ‘Bedlam’. 

Visit the Bethlem Gallery website.

Visit Bethlem Museum of the Mind website.