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Wednesday and Saturday booking for the Museum

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Open Wednesday morning 10am-12.30pm and NEW opening on Saturday 10am-4pm. Book tickets online £5.00 per ticket. Each ticket will admit two.

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The key to well-being is understanding our health. Walk the tiles of Glenside Hospital Museum, once scrubbed by the artist Stanley Spencer in 1915 and discover stories from three unique hospitals. The Museum is within the1881 asylum church, with beautiful stained glass windows and set within the walled landscaped grounds of Bristol's purpose built asylum all designed to give hope and cure.

Unlock the history of mental health care through an exploration of our psychiatric hospital collection. Gain a glimpse of life in Bristol Mental Hospital through the beautiful Denis Reed documentary drawings of patients. Find the key a patient made which unlocked all the doors.

From 1915-1919 the asylum became Beaufort War Hospital, specialising in orthopaedics. Over 29,000 wounded soldiers were treated here.

Always wanted to know what stories the yellow house on the hill has to tell? We have a the history of the Dower House, Stoke Park, part of the hospitals caring for children and adults with learning disabilities.

GHM is open Wednesday morning 10am-12.30pm and NEW opening on Saturday 10am-4pm. Book tickets online £5.00 per ticket. Each ticket will admit two people.

We are also open for group bookings and tours. In addition to offering an educational handling collection for adults and young people to discuss mental health care through the lens of history. For further information contact the Museum through the website.

We are within the walls of the old asylum. There are two entrances on Blackberry Hill. If you head for the Old Tavern Pub and go through that entrance the church is on the left. The car park is UWE's. So on Wednesdays park before you come through onto the campus. Saturday you can use the carpark next to the church. We are inside the church.


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Glenside Hospital Museum's extensive collection of objects, images and history collected since 1984 from several hospitals including Bristol's purpose built psychiatric hospital, which had a brief spell as Beaufort War Hospital during the First World War and the Stoke Park Colony of learning disability hospitals.

The museum provides a stimulating environment to think about hospital care; there is something to interest everyone. The purpose built mental health hospital opened in 1861 as the Bristol Lunatic Asylum. The collection is in the Victorian chapel, it self a unique example of the care the placed on providing hope to the patients, with the exquisitely carved alter piece depicting the joyous navity scene of the birth of Jesus. To support patient well-being the x-hospital and chapel building are set within extensive landscaped grounds. Throughout its history the building has gone through many changes, but looking at the warm grey pennant stone and walking round the museum you can begin to imagine the lives of the many people who have lived and worked here.


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