Patient's hat, St Audry's Hospital

Hat worn by patient when working on hospital farm

St Audry’s Hospital opened in 1765 as a workhouse for the poor. It became the Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum in 1827. The hospital was also known as St Audry’s Hospital for Mental Diseases from 1917. The hospital and the associated Asylum Museum shut down in the late 1980s. This object was once displayed at the museum.

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Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • headgear
East Suffolk Health Authority

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