Glenside Hospital Museum and its collection

Glenside Hospital Museum

Glenside Hospital Museum, in Bristol has a nationally significant, unique collection relating to health care, mental illness and learning difficulties. Based in the 1881 church built for patients of Bristol's 1861 psychiatric hospital. 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
UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill
BS16 1DD Bristol

Visitor information Glenside Hospital Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
10:00 – 13:00
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
10:00 – 16:00
Sunday Closed

Group visits and educational workshops are provided at other times and days by appointment.


18 – 100£5.00

A £5.00 ticket. Students and Art Card are £2.50 each.


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

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

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