Bethlem Royal Hospital
Main gates

Explore Bethlem: inside a nineteenth-century psychiatric hospital.

What was it like inside London’s Bethlem hospital at the end of the Victorian era? Was it really as chaotic and unpleasant as the hospital’s nickname ‘bedlam’ suggests? We’ve used an original map to recreate the hospital more or less as it would have been at that time. Visit each room for photographs and more information. Head straight to the doctor’s room if you want to consult a photo album featuring hospital patients. After your tour, you might like to look up our activities section.






Museum of the Mind Bethlem Royal Hospital | Monks Orchard Road | Beckenham| Kent BR3 3BX

South London and Maudsley