15 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

Tracing the rise and fall of the mental asylum and how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today.

blog series

This series showcases different voices and perspectives from people with lived experience of mental ill health and explores their ideas of personal asylum.

Permanent exhibition

This exhibition reunites a cross-section of extraordinary objects from Henry Wellcome's collection.

blog series

Find out more about the people behind the desk at Wellcome Collection, the team of artists, academics, musicians, researchers, comedians and more.

Do you have an idea for a small participatory event that you would like to hold in our Reading Room?