Blaise Castle House Museum, Bristol

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Peek into a day in the life of 18th-century England at Blaise Castle House Museum, which preserves the lifestyle, art, clothing, and toys of the estate's former inhabitants. Housed in an 18th-century Georgian residence that was once inhabited by English nobility and their servants, the museum shows visitors what people wore, what toys children played with, what the schooling was like, and how the cooking and cleaning got done. You'll also learn about the history of the house and estate. After touring the museum, move on to the grounds to explore the 18th-century Gothic castle that was the foundation of the estate. Add Blaise Castle House Museum to your Bristol travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bristol visit planning tool .
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  • This is so worth a visit and I have been several times. The toys and dolls houses are in such good condition. Mostly Victorian toys . The classroom is as it would have been over a century ago and the ...  more »
  • We had a good walk round the park and then visited the castle. It has helpful staff and good rooms, set out for viewing. It is free to go in and the exhibits are well labelled. The park and gorge are ...  more »
  • We recently had a weekend in Bristol staying with relations. We visited this museum, which is free to enter, although they do ask for donations. Although clearly not a castle as the name implies, it l...  more »
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  • Fantastic holiday activities for families, plus a community garden, dairy, thatched cottage, amphitheatre and orangerie. This is a hidden gem of a museum in a beautiful Victorian mansion set in wonderful landscaped public parkland in North West Bristol. There's coffee, snacks and toilets available, gift-shop, community space and quirky collections on display. It's free to enter, with donations encouraged. Open 11 - 4 Thursday to Sunday from 1st April to 31st Dec.
  • Great day out, fun for all the family. Helps if you like steep hills though! The museum is worth a look.
  • Full of amazing artifacts. Great gift shop. And it also has weddings there which is amazing. Such a beautiful place.
  • This place holds great memories for me when I was a kid, and still has magical places to be found. with over 600 acres of rolling parkland and woodlands there's plenty to see. Starting at Blaise Castle house and museum, a fine Georgian house which has a museum on the lower floors, displaying kitchen and cookware from times gone by. There is also an area where children's toys and the like are displayed, the whole thing is representative of a well to do Georgian family home. Years ago, there used to be a large children's paddling pool opposite the main house, allover no more than 6 inches deep, but on a sunny day, it was great fun. Next to the pool is a large sandstone alcove, this is a folly, and said to be the favourite resting place of local mythical giant's Goram and Vincent. If you walk around to the rear of the house you will see a massive greenhouse, that would have supplied the household kitchen, with all manner of exotic fruit and vegetables. past the end of the greenhouse there is a gate ( now locked ) that leads to a large pool, which was full of goldfish when I was a kid. Next to the pool is a small thatched roofed building, this was the Buttery, which supplied the main house kitchen with fresh milk, cheese and butter. Take the path down into the woodlands and eventually you will come across the old watermill that in the olden days would have been used by local farmers and bakers, where wheat grain would have been ground into flour, and no doubt would have also supplied the kitchen in the main house. The actual Castle which is a folly can be found about a mile along the park, just before you get to the plantation, and up and around the woodland path to the top, when you get there you'll be greeted by a magnificent castle folly, surrounded by a small park area and woodlands. If you walk over to fenced cliff edge, you will be rewarded with some wonderful views, the trees continue into the distance until they meet the sky. Only one very small fault, is that the parkland grass could do with cutting a little more often. ps if you find this review helpful, please give it a 👍
  • Lots of space and loads of different walks, my favourite times are early morning as it can get very busy later in the day.
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