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Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

2600 Center Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 USA

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“used in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”

On the grounds of the Oregon State Hospital, this fascinating museum has displays recounting the history of the institution. It also has a section on the film ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'', which was filmed in a now-demolished part of the hospital with the participation of many of the staff and patients. The museum's hours are limited, so check its website for times you can visit.

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Explore the history of mental illness and its treatments through the collections of Oregon’s historic State Hospital, formerly known as the Oregon Insane Asylum.  The 130-year-old hospital was once used as the filming location for the Academy Award-winning movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest".

 In the 2,500 square-foot exhibit space, operated by a non-profit organization in the original Asylum facility, you will discover artifacts, documents, photographs and recordings that share the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the hospital.  In addition to diagnostic and treatment equipment, the museum includes artifacts from the Hospital’s farms, workshops, tunnels and wards.

Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. or by appointment.  Adults $4, students and seniors $3.  Members always free.

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Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

2600 Center Street NE
Salem, Oregon
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