Mental Health Museum

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.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

pen to the public

Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm

Open for booked groups and education sessions
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 10am – 4pm

Admission charges

Entrance is free.

Collection details

Medicine, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Vivify: A different world

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

There are about 670,000 people in the UK living with dementia and 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental health problems at some point in our lives.

Vivify engages people who access older people’s services and mental health services with the artwork and the landscape of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The artwork in the exhibition help to explore the exchange of memories, experience and inspiration between the participants, care professionals, Yorkshire Sculpture Park staff and artists.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Mental Health Museum
Fieldhead Hospital
Ouchthorpe Lane
West Yorkshire




01924 328654

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