Mental health museum set to reopen in city

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A museum housing artefacts used in mental healthcare dating back 200 years is reopening in Yorkshire next Tuesday.

The Mental Health Museum at Fieldhead, Wakefield, has items spanning the history of mental healthcare from the early 19th century to the present day. The collection focuses on the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, later known as the Stanley Royd Hospital.

Curator Cara Sutherland said: “Our diverse collection has been put together to provoke debates surrounding contemporary mental healthcare. Each object, story and every reaction to them can be part of our mission to combat social inequality, prejudice, stigma and ignorance.”

It will re-open on Tuesday.