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Arkham Asylum was a facility in Gotham City's Narrows where the criminally insane were incarcerated.


During the time that Bruce Wayne was becoming Batman, Arkham was run by Dr. Jonathan Crane. Crane would himself be held after receiving a dose of his own Fear Toxin following his exposure of his criminal activities.

Henri Ducard ordered his men in the League of Shadows to free the inmates, to cause death and destruction.

Known Inmates

Behind the scenes

The Dark Knight Rises (Novel)


In reality, the building used as the exterior of Arkham Asylum, is the former National Institute for Medical Research Laboratory in Mill Hill, London, NW7. The building was later demolished in 2018 following a redevelopment plan to provide new homes in the area.