Bethlem Gallery is situated in the grounds of Bethlem Hospital in 240 acres of stunning grounds. Both grounds and the gallery are open to the public free of charge. Situated under one roof in an impressive listed deco building at the front of the site.

Bethlem Royal Hospital,
Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham,
Kent, BR3 3BX
020 32 284 101


Monday – Closed 
Tuesday – Closed 
Wednesday – 9.30am-5pm 
Thursday – 9.30am-5pm 
Friday – 9.30am-5pm 
Saturday – 9.30am-5pm 
Sunday – Closed 

We are a charity, any donations or purchases in our shop help to support our work with artists. 

Getting Here
Entering from A232, go through the gates and make your way up the path. We are directly in front of the main entrance, across the floral roundabout. 

By Train
Eden Park Station (30 mins from London Bridge) followed by a 15 min walk or 5 min bus ride (356 bus towards Shirley).
East Croydon Station (15 mins from London Victoria), followed by roughly a 30 min bus ride (119 bus towards Bromley or 198 towards Shrublands).

By Bus
The bus stop directly outside the main entrance is Bethlem Royal Hospital, with buses 356, 119 or 198 stopping there.

By Car
There is free parking available on site and disabled access provided. From the A232 drive through the gates and up the drive, parking is on the right.

By Bicycle
Designated borough cycle routes go past the Bethlem grounds. There are stands to lock bicycles opposite the gallery. 

For more information on access please click here.

Visiting Exhibitions Off-site

As well as working in our gallery and studio space at Bethlem Royal Hospital, we programme exhibitions at the Long Gallery at Maudsley Hospital and ORTUS conferencing centre, which is owned and operated by our principal funder, Maudsley Charity.

The Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AB.
To visit the Long Gallery, please go to the reception at the Maudsley Hospital – there they can let you in and direct you to the Gallery corridor.

Click here for more information on visiting Maudsley Hospital.

ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue
Address: ORTUS, 82-96 Grove Ln, London SE5 8SN).
ORTUS is conveniently located in Zone 2 in London, serviced by great public transport links.
Click here for more information on visiting ORTUS.

Covid Safety

The Gallery complies with current Covid-19 government safety guidance.

Hand sanitisers are available at the entrance, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas. 

When using gallery headphones for exhibitions that feature audio/video artworks, please disinfect with provided wipes before and after use. 

At the shop, please pay by card where possible. 

If you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay at home.