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April 29, 2016

Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer

Glenside Hospital Museum

This postcard was sent by Stanley Spencer to his family in Cookham. Stanley Spencer Gallery Stanley Spencer worked at Beaufort War Hospital as an orderly for ten months during 1915 and 1916. Despite feeling intimidated by the institution, Stanley took to the work and worked hard. He was already a recognised artist who had trained […]

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Beaufort War Hospital

October 10, 2019

Monkey Brand Soap: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

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Monkey Brand Soap: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

Glenside Hospital Museum

NOT TO BE USED ON CLOTHES! This is a message that can be seen on every label of Monkey Brand Soap. So, if not for clothes then for our bodies? Wrong again. Monkey Brand Soap was to be used to scour household items. To expand, adverts list the soap as being used for: bicycles and […]


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Beaufort War Hospital

September 30, 2019

The hot-water bottle: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

The hot-water bottle: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

Glenside Hospital Museum

The National Lottery Heritage Fund have supporting us to produce an activity learning package for schools and other organisations to hire, using our handling collection which includes the Hot Water Bottle. Most of us have a hot water bottle somewhere in the house and this object is an early 1800s version of just that! These […]

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Beaufort War Hospital

September 27, 2019

The Thomas Splint: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

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The Thomas Splint: Untold stories of the First World War through an examination of our objects

Glenside Hospital Museum

The National Lottery Heritage Fund have supported us to produce an activity learning package for schools and other organisations to hire, using our handling collection which includes Thomas’ Splint. The Thomas Splint at Glenside Hospital Museum is a favourite. Like many of the objects in our collection it is fairly basic, an extraordinary shape but […]


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March 13, 2018

PEOPLE WHO SHAPED OUR WORLD

PEOPLE WHO SHAPED OUR WORLD

Glenside Hospital Museum

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Dr Donal Early (1917-2004) pioneered a radical new way of treating mental illness in Bristol in the 1960s and with his wife Dr Prudence Early (1918-2017) founded in 1984 the unique and nationally important Glenside Hospital Museum. While some 100 years have passed since their birth in Ireland, the museum continues […]

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Beaufort War Hospital

November 11, 2017

In Remembrance: capturing the history of war is not easy

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In Remembrance: capturing the history of war is not easy

Glenside Hospital Museum

This Remembrance Weekend GHM would like to thank all our visitors who gave us their family stories. Their contributions have been added to our collection to share with the generations to come. They help us remember the soldiers who came to Beaufort War Hospital during the First World War. In 2014, we began to research […]


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May 10, 2016

The Orderlies

The Orderlies

Glenside Hospital Museum

At the start of the war those men enlisted as orderlies in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) had often been rejected by the army as physically unfit, prohibited from being a soldier by age, height, and even flat feet. As the war progressed the army became less fussy as the need for more men […]

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February 29, 2016

Sergeant Major Kench

KENCH THE SERGEANT MAJOR

Sergeant Major Kench

Glenside Hospital Museum

William Kench was the Head Male Nurse at the asylum. He was appointed the Regimental Sergeant Major when the asylum became Beaufort War Hospital (1915-1919). He continued to live with his wife in a cottage on Blackberry Hill, and brought his black retriever dog to work every day. Kench had been a NCO in the […]


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February 2, 2016

Marion Dunn

Marion Dunn

Glenside Hospital Museum

Marion Prudence Dunn 1868- 1947 Marion Dunn was used to life in an institution. The 1881 census records her parents as attendants at Exeter Asylum, and by 1878 Marion was working there too. By 1901 she was Head Nurse at Bristol Asylum, along with Dr Blachford, Head of the Asylum, and Dr John Phillips. When […]

MISS DUNN AND NURSES

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October 2, 2015

'We are moved by war' our exhibition hosted by Bristol Cathedral

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‘We are moved by war’ our exhibition hosted by Bristol Cathedral

Glenside Hospital Museum

We have a special exhibition about Glenside Hospital’s First World War History as part of Bristol Cathedral’s First World War centenary commemoration ‘We Have Our Lives’. The exhibition reminds us of the enormity of the task Bristol’s population faced as the wounded arrived in their hundreds by train into Temple Meads. Admission to the Cathedral […]


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January 9, 2014

GHM History

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GHM History

Glenside Hospital Museum

History of the Museum The museum was founded by Dr Donal Early, a consultant psychiatrist at Glenside Hospital. Objects and documents were saved and collected from all corners of the building and beyond. The collection was first displayed on the balcony in the dining room of the hospital in 1984. Dr Early’s book “The Lunatic […]


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ARCHIVE Beaufort War Hospital

ARCHIVE Beaufort War Hospital

Glenside Hospital Museum

First World War Hospital At Glenside Hospital Museum we have artifacts from the period including two Thomas Splints and thee stretchers. There is also a collection of photographs and postcards showing soldiers in wards, in the grounds, posing with friends and medical staff, individual portraits, summer fetes, plays, musicals. Immediately one wants to know, who […]

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January 6, 2014

Our Collections

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Our Collections

Glenside Hospital Museum

Glenside Hospital Museum houses collections relating to the history of mental health care, set within the grounds of the building which opened in 1861 as the Bristol Lunatic Asylum. The exhibits are housed in the hospital chapel, a Grade II listed building built in 1881 for the patients. Bristol Lunatic Asylum underwent several names changes […]


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