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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • The first floor library, originally probably the surgeons’ meeting room.
  • The first floor staircase landing.
  • The South facing front of the building

The School of Historical Dress

Sydney Smirke

place
52 Lambeth Road, SE1 7PP
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Bookshop, Toilets, Disabled access

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle
train
Nearest train: Waterloo, waterloo (east), Elephant & Castle
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Bus routes: C10, 59, 12, 53, 148, 344, 453
Now home to the School of Historical Dress, the building was originally built in 1841 as the 'Royal South London Dispensary' for the working poor which closed in 1917. Bethlem used it as the Hospital for Nervous Diseases from 1920 to 1927.

Events

Sunday 12th September
Tour of the School
schedule Time: 11am to 5pm
group Capacity: 16

Design

Original design
Sydney Smirke, 1841
Refurbishment
Unknown, 1917
Refurbishment
PNW Studios Ltd, 2017
Type
Education
Period
Victorian