A look inside the abandoned former orphanage and psychiatric hospital

Last month, Harley Young and Georgie McGowan took a tour of Newsham Park Hospital, a now derelict Victorian building originally known as Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution which later became a psychiatric hospital (referred to as a ‘lunatic asylum’ back then). 

Since 1997, the building has stood empty, only opening its century-and-a-half-old doors for the occasional tour from ghost hunters and curious folk interested in dark and macabre medical history. Read more about the fascinatingly dark history of Newsham Park Hospital here.

Watch the video below for a look inside.

From now until Sunday 5 November, Newsham Park Hospital is transformed into Newsham Scream Park, a blood-curdling Halloween experience from Asylum Entertainment Limited.

This immersive horror experience takes over three key areas of the abandoned Victorian building, adding a whole new element of fear to the place. 

Scare attractions are aptly named, including ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘Insanitorium’, and will plunge guests into a four-dimensional living story complete with mazes, live actors and high-impact effects. This multi-sensory attraction is a great opportunity to explore the deepest, darkest bowels of the historic site. The above activities are suitable for those 14 and over, but the ‘HELLuminati’ experience is strictly 18 and above only. 

Click here for Newsham Scream Park tickets. Watch the video below for a sneak peek. 

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