Press Room: Bethlem: Museum of the Mind

Photos © Museum of the Mind

Towards the end of 2014, Bethlem Museum of the Mind will be leaving their current accommodation and moving to the original Administration Building at the heart of the Bethlem Royal Hospital site.

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 ‘Museum of the Mind’ project will provide new gallery and learning spaces, secure the unique collections for future generations and enable the museum to bring more works of art and objects out of the stores.

This exciting project has attracted generous funding from Maudsley Charity, the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.