Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

6616 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10am-9pm
  • Tue: 10am-9pm
  • Wed: 10am-9pm
  • Thu: 10am-9pm
  • Fri: 10am-9pm
  • Sat: 10am-6pm
  • Sun: 1pm-6pm

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Created by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum, 6616 Sunset Blvd., offers video presentations and displays of psychiatric methods, past and present. CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz.

Parking and public transportation at the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
On-street, metered parking spots are available near the museum as well as parking lots near Sunset Blvd.

Best and worst time to go to the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
The museum is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic and tourism on Sunset Blvd. tends to be busier on the weekends and in the evenings.

Admission to the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
Admission to the museum is free to the general public. At the end of the self-guided tour, the receptionist at the desk will ask you to fill out a voluntary survey.

Must see/do at the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
Take advantage of the various video presentations throughout the museum. Each one offers insights into mental heath practices and procedures performed throughout the centuries. The museum also has a vast array of gadgets and devices used in the past for treating patients.

Other places to visit near the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
The museum is close to the Vine Street segment of the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the ArcLight Cinemas. The Blessed Sacrament Church, 6657 Sunset, is across the street from the museum. (This is the church where legendary crooner Bing Crosby married his first wife, Dixie Lee.) The Crossroads of the World shopping area also is nearby at 6671 Sunset Blvd.

Insider tip for visitors to the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
The museum offers a rather graphic look at the tools and methods of the psychiatric industry. The five-minute orientation film is even shown in a small room with padded walls. As such, the tour isn't recommended for young children.

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