Bethlem History Walk

Saturday 8 July, 2023

Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind

What was here before?

Join the Bethlem Gallery and the Museum of the Mind for an invigorating walk around the stunning grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital. On this walk we will be asking ‘What was here before?’ and finding out about the history of the hospital from when it moved in 1930. Is Monks Orchard anything to do with monks? What was this iron fence for?

Strong footwear is advised at it may be muddy in places and be prepared for rain or shine! Concession tickets are available for SLaM Service users, people over 60, students, people referred by social prescribing link workers, people on jobseekers allowance and people registered as disabled. Assistants for people registered as disabled go free. For a paid event, we regret that tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled.

Walks begin at 11am and last approximately 1 hour and start in the Bethlem Gallery. We will set off promptly so please arrive a little early to be sure not to miss us.


Following the walk you are welcome to join:

Saturday 8 July, 12.30 – 13.30pm

Hidden Voices is a local community choir based in Anerley Town Hall. They will be giving a lunchtime concert in the Bethlem Royal Hospital Chapel, performing a wide repertoire of songs, including popular classics, pop and musical numbers, as well as more obscure pieces/surprises.

This is a free event and is open to all.



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