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Bristol: Glenside Hospital Museum

Series 1, Episode 6

Bristol: Glenside Hospital Museum

A few miles northeast of central Bristol is a site that for many years offered treatment or refuge for people with psychological issues. Originally called Bristol Lunatic Asylum, it has since been through many changes of name and purpose. Now the site is a university, but the 19th century hospital chapel survives, and contains a fascinating and unusual collection of objects relating to the history of mental health. We look at just a few of the items in the Glenside Hospital Museum and Dan tries on a victorian strait-jacket.

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