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From Bethlem to Broadmoor

A free talk on the history of the criminal wing at Bethlem, from 1815 - 1864.

When Bethlem moved to St George’s Fields in 1815, two self-contained blocks for ‘criminal lunatics’ were built. One of the most famous residents of this wing, artist Richard Dadd, was among the 100 patients moved to Broadmoor when it opened in
1864. Dadd’s work features in the current exhibition, alongside a portrait of superintendent, W. Charles Hood, who wrote critically of the criminal wing in the 1850s.


Colin Gale | talks


Date and Time:

11 May 2013 at 2:00 pm


30 minutes



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

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Additional Information:

The nearest station is Eden Park (London zone 5) or East Croydon. For full directions, visit our website: http://www.bethlemheritage.org.uk/plan_your_visit.asp

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

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