The Bethlem Royal Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham, South East London. It is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the world, dating back to 1247. Today it is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Visit our website www.slam.nhs.uk for details of our services, staff vacancies, news and information.
The Bethlem Gallery and Museum is situated in the original administration building at the site which has been radically redesigned to contain a permanent exhibition space, a temporary exhibition space for the Bethlem Museum’s collection and a contemporary art exhibition space for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties.