Great Doors Open Day: BIG Thank You x 3


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Thank you to the Doors Open Day team for yet another successful event. We do appreciate all the work that goes into organising the day.
Thank you too to all our volunteers who came in to make sure it went to plan, and especially those who dressed for the event!
Thank you to the 382 visitors who came to see us.

In search of self: art inspired by Glenside Museum
For Bristol Doors Open Day 2015 http;//www.bristolopeningdoors.orgIMG_2769 IMG_2766 we launched an exhibition of art done by the custodians of our collection.
If you missed it, the exhibition is on until Christmas.
The Museum is managed, run and developed by a team of volunteers. They do a wide range of work for the Museum from changing light bulbs to producing written booklets on the research they have conducted. For our new exhibition they have used their talents to produce thought provoking sculpture, drawings, photographs, film, paintings and prints in response to our collection.
On the day some of our volunteers were in costume reflecting different aspects of the building’s history. Our creative and talented Ann Blannin made both the First World War outfits.
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Henry Burdett the Victorian author and expert of the design of Asylums meets modern young museum visitor.
Writer in Residence
Part Exchange Co in association with Architecture Centre and Doors Open Day. go to to find out more details about this exciting initiative. Welcome to Lucy Bell, who read from the pulpit her writing inspired by the day.
Sign up to the facebook event where you will be able to find out more information about the day and links to the writers blogs.