Glenside Hospital Museum

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.


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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