Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate
Tel: +44 (0)117 903 9818
Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate features an 18th century mansion, set in 650 acres of parkland, and is home to the social history collection. Discover everyday objects from centuries past, including Victorian toilets and baths, kitchen and laundry equipment, model trains, dolls, toys and period costume in the museum.
You can also explore the parkland and woodlands, as well as enjoying the cafe whilst the kids head off to the children’s adventure playground. Toilets (including a disabled toilet) and baby changing facilities are available).
The folly castle, as featured in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, is opened by volunteers on some summer Sundays. Just look out for the flag flying on top of the castle and enjoy panoramic views of the area from the castle roof.
See how people lived through time - what they wore, the toys they played with and how they managed their household chores. Find out about the history of the house, the landscaping of its estate and enjoy the beautiful Picture Room. The magnificent Picture Room is hung with paintings from the museum's collections and is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Parking costs £1 for 1 hour; £2 for 2 hours and £3 for 5 hours.
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|Open (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
- Visit England Code of Practice 2011
- Gift Shop
- On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe located in the grounds of the estate, not the museum
- Picnic Site
Children & Infants
- Facilities for children
- Dog Friendly
- Licenced for civil marriages - Ceremonies only
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Wedding Venue
- Free Entry
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On Bus Route
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - By appointment only
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good81
- joshdunn21Napier, New ZealandTrip Type:Friends getawayWheelchair users be awareWednesday, 20th April 2022The park is very nice, with a lovely kids play park and some super trees to sit under. The site in general is a bit hilly in places. Cafe was nice (gluten free cakes only) with nice staff. We went... Read full review
- Wombling_Free_7548Bristol, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesQuirkyMonday, 16th May 2022Staff were very friendly. Quite a quirky selection of exhibits, including a scold’s bridle. Not worth a special trip, but do pop in if you are already on the estate. Good shop too - bought a football... Read full review
- levharristhomasBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyNot greatThursday, 10th August 2023We used to go here as kids and absolutely loved it, we visited today for the first time in years and were sorely disappointed. I know the museum runs on donations but it's a shame to see even after... Read full review