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Other fantastic museums, art galleries and heritage sites in the Bristol area. All are well worth a visit!

Other Museums about Mental Health, Learning Difficulties and Medical themes

  • The Mental Health Museum run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this is a museum with a fantastic mental health collection.


  • Bethlem Museum of the Mind – cares for a collection of archives, art and historic objects, which support the history of mental healthcare and treatment.Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded in 1247 and was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the care of the mentally ill.
  • Langham Down Museum of Learning Difficulties – situated in leafy Teddington, Middlesex. What is now the museum was once the home and intuition of Victorian physician Dr. John Langdon Down, known for his description of what we now call Down syndrome.
  • Freud Museum, Londonbased in what was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family after they escaped from the Nazis in 1938, this is a wonderful museum exploring Freud’s psychoanalytic legacy.
  • Old Operating Theatre Museumtake a step back in time in the old operating theatre and museum.
  • Hunterian Museumboasts unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day.
  • The Gordon Museum of Pathology, London the largest medical museum in the UK, with many important historical collections but is not open to the general public.
  • Wellcome Collectiona brilliant collection of the medical for the “incurably curious”.
  • Science Museum Londonhas a significant collection of items from mental health institutions and medical matters in addition to many other collections.