Glenside Museum of the Mind/ Stoke Poke history & Walk over Stoke Park.

A walk from Lockleaze over Stoke Park, down to the Frome Valley and up the other side to the Museum. Back via Wickham Glen, the Frome and Stoke Park.


Glenside Museum of the Mind is in the Church of Bristol’s first purpose built lunatic asylum. Founded in 1861 it lies off Blackberry Hill, between Snuff Mills and Fishponds and is now part of UWE. The Museum contains displays on the history of the lunatic asylum and Stoke Park (as mental institution in its own right); displays on the history of mental treatments, including a strait jacket and a padded cell, from The Asylum  and has connections (of a sort) with the famous Dover family and with Stanley Spencer, the painter.

It also contains fossils from Stoke Park that Steve England, Naturalist/Horticulturist ,Stoke Park,Park Ranger has collected over the last 5 years, including fossils from a shallow sea bed from up to 175 million years ago. I'm hoping to get him to do a show & tell, whilst we are there to explain the history personally.


 



Important: Please Allow 15 minutes before so we can please be on time, as the Museum is only open to 12:30. This allows time to get there and see the museum then finish remainder of the walk afterwards.

Pit stop for Tea/Coffee etc at Snuff Mills cafe on the way back.

Distance approx 4 miles, steepish slopes, some mud.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    very enjoyable walk, and the museum was very interesting

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Much appreciated, an easy (but I didn't do the second half) walk and an interesting visit (with a 'star' speaker!).

    April 14, 2013

  • Phelie

    Except the weather, everything was brilliant !

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to miss today but am not able to come now. Apologies and thanks to the organiser.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, due to a night of little sleep due to toothache i have decided to drop out today. Hope you all have a nice walk!

    April 13, 2013

  • Katrina B.

    Sorry I've got to drop out of this now.

    April 13, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Thanks Katrina. Roughly what time do you think we'll finish? Thought I'd use time I Bristol to catch up with a friend afterwards

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Roughly 2ish?

      April 12, 2013

  • Keith F.

    Sorry had a total knee replacement 2 years ago an have been over doing it with a daily 4 mile walk an gardening. In a little pain at present.

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What a shame as museum is worth a look although museum only open weds & saturday mornings. :-)

      April 12, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Will we be returning to starting point, and if so is it possible to park there. I know it's not very green but will have to come by car

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes will be returning back there, theres parking ther & back up plan can always park on the road.

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I or we hope to join you, but please understand if I/we do not! (Our daughter may be moving house that weekend...).
    Cheers

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey ask your daughter too she may want a break from moving even for a few hours? Worth a try? Just please put any extra guests in next to your RSVP

      April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://www.facebook.com/events/153236561512679/ Check out my facebook page for event..

    April 3, 2013

  • Katrina B.

    Looking forward to seeing you again namesake!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The museum has been on my list of places to visit for a while.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to this and fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us!

    April 2, 2013

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