When St Audry’s closed in 1993, its museum collection and archive went to the Museum of East Anglian Life, Felixstowe Museum  and the Suffolk Record Office. This website aims to shed some light on the lives of the many hundreds of people – staff as well as patients – who lived and worked at the hospital. Although we will never be able to tell all of their stories, we hope that by looking at the past we will create a better understanding of mental health today. This website brings together different sources of information about what might otherwise become a hidden history.