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Glenside Hospital Museum, Bristol has a nationally significant, unique collection relating to exhibits relating to health care, mental illness and learning difficulties. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the subject of well-being through the prism of history. Exhibits include the drawings of Bristol Mental Hospital in the 1950s by Denis Reed which are a rare treat. In addition, it is on the site and has items from the First World War, 1915-1919, Beaufort War Hospital where Sir Stanley Spencer was an orderly and inspired to depict the hospital in paintings at the Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere.

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Glenside Hospital Museum
Glenside Museum in the church on the campus of University of the West of England Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill,Stapleton
BS16 1DD Bristol

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative Science & Technology



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Closed


Can be arranged by appointment on other days.

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


Glenside Museum in the church on the campus of University of the West of England Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill,Stapleton, Bristol, England


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