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Glenside Hospital Museum

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Quaint and Interesting!

All the exhibits were very detailed and give an interesting insight into the development of mental... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
daniela19992018
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Fascinating insight into the history of mental health.

Visited this little museum during the Bristol Open Doors Weekend and was amazed by the in-depth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alice H
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The Museum tells the story of 150 years of psychiatric care through a unique and extraordinary collection of objects, and photographs, creating a vivid picture of life and work in the former hospital. The Museum is situated within the Victorian...more
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Glenside Campus Blackberry Hill | University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the exhibits were very detailed and give an interesting insight into the development of mental health. The staff are also very friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend asking one of the staff to guide you through the exhibits as they have a wealth of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this little museum during the Bristol Open Doors Weekend and was amazed by the in-depth historical information presented. It was all done sensitively and there was also a more concise history of the actual sight through the years. Wonderful!

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I took the bus from the city centre at Old Market to get here- takes about a half hour. The museum itself is a hodgepodge of information. It’s very old-school: mannequins in ill-fitting clothing to show scenes, for example, of electroshock therapy and placards upon...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

My husband took me here on a surprise visit as I am very interested in the history of mental health treatment. It was a small place packed with loads of facts, pictures and equipment from that time. There was even a nurse that worked in...More

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InvolvingResidents, Manager at Glenside Hospital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you found the visit very interesting. Look forward to you coming again one day to see what new exhibitions we have created.

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing full of history and set in a scenic surrounding great to just unwind and easily accessible via public transport And also ample car parking spaces Top place

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Lovely museum, really interesting to view medical instruments and documents from years past. Our understanding of mental health has come a long way in such a short space of time, this museum has done a great job of preserving our knowledge of the past. Not...More

1  Thank gemma212017
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We visited the Museum as part of Doors Open Day. Although the Museum is 'off the beaten track', it was well worth a visit. We spent some time walking around and reading about the history of mental health and looking at the various exhibits. I...More

1  Thank aveagoodtime
InvolvingResidents, Manager at Glenside Hospital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you found lots to see and read. Our volunteers are working on developing the collection further so we hope next time you visit there will be more to see.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a really unusual and fascinating insight into the history of Glenside Hospital. The church setting adds to the atmosphere and was complemented by the organ music. I have walked past this so many times, finally visited and would now definitely recommend anyone who...More

1  Thank Susie G
InvolvingResidents, Projects Manager at Glenside Hospital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Very much appreciated. We are so pleased you finally made it through the front door and hope you will come again. We do have some special events too on occasion, so keep an eye out via our webpage or Facebook.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A truly memorable experience. In this modern age, it is good that the suffering of those less fortunate than ourselves is not forgotten and the history of Mental Health is recorded. It was delightful that a gentleman was playing the Chapel Organ to accompany our...More

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InvolvingResidents, Projects Manager at Glenside Hospital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thankyou so much for your review and coming to the museum. The organist will be delighted you appreciate his music, he now comes all the way from Nailsea by bus. Once he was a young engineer in charge of the maintenance of the boilers etc....More

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I'm of an age that much of the history of Glenside is contemporary with my life, certainly with my parents and slightly older books and magazines etc. This gave me an extra frisson! Growing up with anti-psychiatry the cool attitude to take to mental distress...More

1  Thank EnieBiggles
InvolvingResidents, Projects Manager at Glenside Hospital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Dear Enie Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughtful review. The volunteers who run the Museum, develop the exhibits, and keep it open, really appreciate hearing what our visitors think. Do tell your friends and come again. Best wishes

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