Museum:Mental Health Museum

Museum, free entry

Mental Health Museum

Mental Health Museum

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Fieldhead Hospital,
Ouchthorpe Lane,


* Please note that due to the current coronavirus outbreak the museum is currently closed *

Ever wondered what mental health care was like in the 19th century? Now you can find out at The Mental Health Museum.

Run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this unique museum houses a remarkable collection of mental health related objects spanning the history of health care from the early 19th century through to the present day.

The museum was previously known as the Stephen G Beaumont Museum that focused on the history and architecture of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum which was to be later known as Stanley Royd Hospital.

The museum has since grown its collection of historic mental health objects and is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking essential.

Opening details

Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1.00pm until 4.00pm for members of the public.
10.00am - 12.00pm for schools / colleges / educational visits.
Booking essential.


Free entry

The museum is free to visit; however, a suggested a donation of £2 to the Mental Health Museum charity is kindly appreciated to support their mission and activities.

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Map reference: SE 336226  Lat: 53.69877 Long: -1.49217

By Road:
The museum is located on the Fieldhead site. If you are visiting us by car there are limited car parking spaces available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station