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A Visit to Bethlem

A free talk on the history of Bethlem Royal Hospital - or Bedlam, as it has often been known

A free talk in the Archives & Museum on the history of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, in particular the infamous public openings depicted in the well-known Hogarth image of Bedlam as the last scene of ‘Rake’s Progress’. Bethlem has moved between four different sites over the years, with corresponding changes in size and purpose. This talk explores the changes to the Hospital over the years.


Colin Gale | talks


Date and Time:

14 April 2012 at 2:00 pm


30 minutes



Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
020 3228 4227

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Location: Bethlem Archives & Museum, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX.
Nearest station: Eden Park (zone 6)

The Archives & Museum and the Bethlem Gallery will be open until 5pm.

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