Glenside Hospital Museum

  • Friday 10AM - 4PM
  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM
  • Sunday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 30

Glenside Hospital Museum

  • Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 30

Glenside Hospital Museum



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.

Key Information

  • Address UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, BS16 1DD
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Accessible toilet
    Disabled parking
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Activities for families
    Baby changing facilities
    Pram friendly

Design Information

  • Built1881
  • Designed byArchitect: Henry Crisp
  • Building styleVictorian Gothic

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.