Exterior of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, which later became Stanley Royd hospital.Photo courtesy of John GoodchildPostcard of the exterior of Stanley Royd hospital (West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum,). Photo courtesy of John Goodchild

Photos provided from the Wakefield library services photographic collection

Welcome to the Mental Health Museum

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We will be closed between 24 December and 6 January 2015. We will reopen in the New Year on 7 January 2015.

The Mental Health Museum is now open! We officially opened the doors to the museum on Tuesday 13 May to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (12 – 18 May 2014). For more information on the latest activities at the museum please visit the news page and ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates and behind the scenes exclusives.

The Mental Health Museum is a unique museum in the heart of the Fieldhead site in Wakefield. It is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The museum houses a remarkable collection of mental health related objects that span the history of mental health care from the early 19th century through to the present day.

The museum is going through a fantastic and exciting programme of development and is changing as we speak.

Please explore our website for more information about the museum and the work that we do.

 Visit our facebook page to find out more.

For more information about the museum and its refurbishment please familiarise yourself with the museum’s website or contact the museum on 01924 328 654 or museum@swyt.nhs.uk

Page last updated on October 30th, 2014