This workshop space is part of a former psychiatric hospital which once housed patients with psychotic illnesses, the senile and alcoholics. Opened in 1887, it was at…… Read more “Come Again”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “I See You”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “Pooh Corner”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “To Serve You Better Through Science”
Occupation is the best security. This hospital - closed since 2007 - has remained relatively untouched and unexplored due to the proximity of its replacement built directly… Read more "Operation In Progress"
In 1973, under the watch of Matron Grattan, this now-demolished former nurses' home at Wellington Hospital operated by "standards of conduct . . . akin to those… Read more "Good Night, Nurse"
This building was originally the forensic’s unit of an abandoned lunatic asylum which closed for good in 2007. The decay and mold were immense in this building,…… Read more “Abandoned Forensic Lab, Lunatic Asylum, North Island, New Zealand”
This explore went unexpectedly smooth and what every urban explorer hopes for – easy entry, no interruptions and a location that was full of memories of the past…… Read more “Horrors of the elderly”
Standing proudly on top of the hill overlooking a lower South Island town, this once-grand hospital now sits decaying and derelict. Little positive future can be foreseeable aside from…… Read more “Hospital Down South”
Hiding down a Wellington side street lies this abandoned doctors clinic, declared ‘earthquake prone’ in 2012, the fate of this building is undecided. Most things were stripped…… Read more “Abandoned Doctors Clinic”
Filmed in late 2011- this was the final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway on the South Taranaki Hospital, with at… Read more "Inhospitable"
Located in a tiny town on a remote coast of New Zealand lies this bizarre and mysterious old mental hospital which started life as a gaol and…… Read more “Sea View Asylum”
Situated high above the town, with great views overlooking the sea is the woman’s ward of this old hospital. It is extremely eerie walking around the old…… Read more “Aramoana”
This psychiatric hospital was opened in 1912 and operated till 1998, surrounded by controversy with how patients were treated throughout its lifetime, this set of photos documents…… Read more “Isolation”
This psychiatric hospital facility was open for more than 85 years and contained a society of mental health workers and patients. There are many reports of mistreatment…… Read more “Mental Health – Secure Child Facility”
Closed in 1997 this hospital once sat proud on a hill overlooking the city, now in the final months of demolition we once again explore what remains,…… Read more “Hospital’s end”
An explore of an abandoned hospital lead us to find a morgue, chapel and operating theater. Some of the equipment had never even been used due to…… Read more “Hospital Estate”
This abandoned thermal resort has sat vacant for years, cats both living and dead can be found throughout the premises and the place has a very…… Read more “Thermal Resort”
Gunner hardly requires an introduction here at Urbex Central. No doubt you'll be more than familiar with his antics- in particular his dizzying, vertigo inducing videos. Our… Read more "Gunner"
This former quarantine site is still full of macabre reminders of its former life, it now sits abandoned and vacant.
Opened in 1980 as a standalone abortion clinic. A place of much controversy and protest throughout the years now lays idle with little remaining of its past…… Read more “Termination”
Exploring some of the wards of the abandoned hospital in central New Zealand featured in our previous posts. Click on each thumbnail to view the full picture.…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 4: Wards”
Once upon a time this complex housed New Zealand’s largest hospital complex, catering primarily towards those of an unsteady state of mind. The site now houses a…… Read more “Hospital Complexities”
Exploring abandoned buildings offers all sorts of opportunities to see areas that would normally be off limits to the general public, including dimly lit service tunnels and…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 3: Utilities”
This imposing building on the hill overlooking a small country town has had several uses in it’s lifetime. It was initially constructed as a hospital for veterans…… Read more “Hilltop Sanatorium”
One of the first buildings we came across on the site was the hospital laundry, these machines once cleaned sheets, scrubs, and other laundry for the entire…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt 2: Hospital Laundry”
This abandoned hospital is currently being demolished from its imposing perch high up on a hill above a smaller town/city, we managed to inspect it before it’s…… Read more “Hospital on the Hill pt. 1 – Exterior”
Driving through the Manawatu at night can be boring, but not when you have abandoned buildings and stars to take photos of! Featured in this post are…… Read more “Night Riding”
This old nurses home was built in 1910 to serve the nearby hospitals, it now lays crippled and decaying for the last decade with it’s only visitors…… Read more “Nurses Quarters”
This former notorious rural psychiatric hospital- see this post- was visited by one of our group back in 2008. The majority of the buildings then were mostly…… Read more “Psych”
At the close of the Second World War, this former Air Force base was converted into a “Mental Deficiency Colony” to house children deemed ‘backward’. By the…… Read more “The Centre”
Beelitz-Heilstätten, just south of Berlin, was a large hospital complex that has its beginnings in 1898. Originally designed as a sanatorium – with the outbreak of World…… Read more “Beelitz-Heilstätten”
A retired Abortion Clinic known as Parkview, part of Ewart Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. Opened in 1980 and short lived until it was forgone in 2000.…… Read more “Parkview”
This abandoned animal testing facility has been abandoned for about 20 years apparently, despite that there are no signs of graffiti. Syringes and other detritus still litter…… Read more “Animal Testing Centre & Incinerator”
This Historic Hospital (c.1880) still stands in its dilapidated state, 22 years after its closure. When the hospital finally closed its doors in 1990, it had served…… Read more “PTA”
This old building was once a nursery which helped to raise numerous children in the Wellington region. The building's future is now questionable as it sits right in the… Read more "We’ll Take Care Of Your Children"
We would have stayed longer and explored more of the buildings at this picturesque hospital situated high on a hill with fantastic views, but some local homies…… Read more “Hospital Complex”
This old hospital is still in remarkable condition and is largely free from vandalism (aside from a large number of broken/opened windows) , there are even still…… Read more “Bed Ridden”
This rural hospital became defunct once the small country town in which it is located upgraded their facilities and build a new hospital on a different site,…… Read more “Hilltop Hospital in East Manawatu”
A former police station in the suburbs. Prior to being a copshop, it was the other arm of the law- a court house…
A pic from the field 🙂