The Horton is the location for the first permanent exhibition dedicated to the fascinating history of Epsom’s cluster of five psychiatric hospitals, and the people who lived and worked there.
From ground-breaking music therapy and Horton’s world-renowned malaria laboratory to daily life and sports, visitors can explore the unique experiences of patients, staff and the local community.
Horton was also war hospital during both world wars, and the chapel played an important role.
This exhibition can only illuminate part of the story of the hospitals. Many experiences remain untold or only glimpsed in the accounts of others. The exhibition also features oral histories recorded in 2017 through the Keeping Us In Mind project.
The exhibition is free to view