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Make your way to #Beckenham to visit Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Bethlem Gallery, and to explore the grounds near Bethlem Royal Hospital looking at the imaginatively decorated Occupational Therapy building and strolling through the park. Ponder over the fate of people stigmatised because of mental problems over the past centuries and the way their treatment has evolved. Admire the works of the talented patients, some of them famous, like Richard Dadd or Louis Wain. See if the #Ealing institution: St Bernard Hospital otherwise known as #Hanwell Asylum and its progressive director, Dr John Conolly (and his methods) get a mention at the museum. Relax at a cafe and listen about an early 19th-century visit to #Bedlam paid along with other 'tourists' by a Polish diarist, Krystyn Lach-Szyrma. He accompanied two young Polish princes on a journey to Edinburgh where the boys were to study. They visited many places including London on the way. As usual £10 pp and well over two hours as we can sit and chat afterwards.
SOUTH KENSINGTON STATION ARCADE
Let's meet at South Kensington Station, Thurloe Street exit, to celebrate the Polish Heritage Days’ 2019! We will head to the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum past Daquise Restaurant, (Little) Brompton Oratory and the Victoria and Albert Museum, finishing at the famous Polish Hearth Club and Restaurant. Join in not for the usual museums but to learn about and explore the Polish connections to this part of London and to see the places that have become important centres for Polish history, culture, religion and entertainment. This is a free event but the number of places is limited so please sign up quickly by emailing [masked]. Some comments after our Polish South Kensington Walk on May 5th 2018: -Very interesting tour with a very kind and interesting guide (Ro) -Very good idea. You should do it again (Jo – Polish Hearth) -A very enjoyable tour. I learnt a lot about Polish history I was not familiar with (To) -An absolutely outstanding afternoon. Thank you. I learned so much and had a cracking time (Mi) -An interesting and enlightening tour. I’ve learned a lot about the Polish experience of WW2 and the lives of those involved (X) A very interesting expedition to the Sikorski museum and the Polish Hearth. So many amazing people’s stories (Anon) -I love the fact the subject was connected to 1,2,3 May. Overall fantastic experience. (Ma) -Thanks so much for a fascinating tour. So sorry I had to leave early. (Anon)