The Mental Health Museum

Contact Details:

Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP
01924316360
[email protected]

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible car parking
    • Accessible toilet
  • Opening Hours

    Monday

    Closed all day

    Tuesday

    13:00 - 16:00

    Wednesday

    13:00 - 16:00

    Thursday

    13:00 - 16:00

    Friday

    Closed all day

    Saturday

    Closed all day

    Sunday

    Closed all day

The Mental Health Museum

Discover and explore the history of mental health care from the early 19th Century to the present day with a remarkable collection of objects and stories.

The museum’s historical collection provides a trip back in time to the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum (later known as Stanley Royd Hospital) that once stood nearby; while its contemporary collection explores treatment, attitudes and lived experiences of mental health in the modern world. Intensely personal and carefully preserved, this place has a lot to recommend it.

Please note: currently access to the museum is by appointment only. Email [email protected] or call 01924 316360 to check availability. Please make sure you have a confirmed appointment before you travel.