Glenside Hospital Museum

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Address: Glenside Hospital Museum (Church), University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1DD
Phone Number: 0117 965 2688
Opening Hours: Current opening times.

Glenside Hospital Museum is a museum about psychiatric hospitals in the Bristol area which is housed what was once a hospital chapel of the Glenside site.

Glenside was the site of the former Beaufort Hospital lunatic asylum that opened in 1861. The hospital has exhibits and displays showing the changes in the treatment of the mentally ill from the 1860s to the late 20th century. It also has information on the treatment of people with learning disabilities and the compulsory detention of ‘Inebriates’. Exhibits include drawings, a padded cell, an electric shock therapy machine, instruments and staged scenes including a ward, a sick ward and an operating theatre.

Opening Times:

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays: 10am – 12:30pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Admission free.

Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2017.

 


Before you start your journey to Glenside Hospital Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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