Blaise Castle House Museum

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Blaise Castle House Museum is a fine Bath stone building set in over
400 acres of rolling parkland on the northern fringes of the city.
Originally built in 1 796 for John Scandrett Harford, a prominent Bristol
Quaker, it was designed by the architect, William Paty. At the same time
the grounds were laid out by Humphry Repton, one of the most famous
landscape designers of the time. The House was later altered by
Harford's son, a classical scholar and art connoisseur who commissioned
Charles Cockerell to design a picture gallery with an impressive portico
in 1 832 and was largely responsible for the present appearance of the House.
The House has been a museum for well over 50 years and holds the social
history collections belonging to Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives.
The displays feature a wide selection of toys and games, intriguing
domestic equipment, and nineteenth century costume.
The Picture Room as been restored to its former glory with walls decorated
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