Madhouse, My House?


Access All Areas’ new exhibition at Hackney Museum.
Until the 1980s many people with learning disabilities were forced to live in hospitals for ‘idiots’, ‘imbeciles’ and the ‘feeble minded’. One of these was St Lawrence’s Hospital in Surrey. Madhouse, My House? explores what life was like in St Lawrence’s using the stories of two ex-patients: Harvey Waterman and Mabel Cooper.

This interactive exhibition was researched and created by members of Access All Areas, a Hackney-based theatre company that works with people with learning disabilities.

Hackney Museum
1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ
Entrance to the building is ground level and fully accessible.

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