Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate

Henbury Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QS

Tel: +44 (0)117 903 9818

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About

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 Castle

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.

The Museum

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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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

Awards

  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2011

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe located in the grounds of the estate, not the museum
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Licenced for civil marriages - Ceremonies only
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Shop
  • Wedding Venue

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Specialist Features

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      81
    • Very Good
      81
    • Average
      29
    • Poor
      7
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • joshdunn21
      Napier, New Zealand
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Wheelchair users be aware
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 20th April 2022
      The 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_7548
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Quirky
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th May 2022
      Staff 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
    • levharristhomas
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Not great
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th August 2023
      We 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

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