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The Glenside Hospital Museum houses collections relating to the history of Bristol Psychiatric Hospitals, and Learning Disability Hospitals.

Glenside Hospital Museum Front ViewThe Museum, re-developed in 2009/10, has on display an array of medications and remedies, drawings by patient Denis Reed, a fully operational church organ, E.C.T. machines, padded cell, straight jacket, mortuary equipment, ophthalmic instruments, an undercarriage door of a Messerschmitt Bomber from WW2, and dioramas of an everyday ward, sick ward, and operating theatre.


The museum was founded by  Dr Donal Early

Consultant Psychiatrist, Glenside Hospital

20th May 1917 - 12 April 2004



Some of the exhibits....


Registered charity no: 1042422.

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Friends of Glenside Hospital Museum receive Heritage Lottery Fund Support - Press Release here...


Celebrating 150 years of Glenside Hospital.


Glenside Hospital Museum officially reopened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol.

Volunteers Needed for the museum...   
Click here to see the new Denis Reed gallery...

Local Legends: The Horse Story, Stoke Park, is it true? Find out here...



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Last updated: 11/09/13.