OPEN HOUSE & ACTIVITIES
Enter a Victorian asylum chapel full of curious artefacts and photographs of Bristol’s psychiatric, learning disability and war hospitals.
Explore the changing history of the fascinating building, from Victorian asylum chapel to Beaufort War Hospital during World War One.
Learn about the history of mental health and meet a Victorian medical superintendent, a wounded First World War soldier, and a 1960s nurse.
Family Activities: Design your own postcard and take part in a special outdoor trail.
Glenside Hospital was designed in grand Victorian style as home to over 1100 patients. The hospital closed in the late 1980’s and Avon College of Health and latterly UWE took over the building, renovating the interiors for modern use.