Glenside Hospital Museum

Glenside Hospital Museum is set in the asylum chapel, built in 1881. The museum collection is of three hospital histories.

First, that of mental health: the chapel itself shows the optimism and hope that Victorians put in to make Bristol’s mentally ill well.

The second story is that of Stoke Park, the yellow house on the hill, and the learning disability hospitals.

And the third, we were part of the World War One Bristol story. Beaufort War Hospital was the asylum. All the patients were sent to other asylums, and 30,000 soldiers were treated.