To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

Add John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room' to your Itinerary

John Wesley's Chapel

About

2017 has seen the most substantial change to the New Room/John Wesley’s Chapel since the eighteenth century with the opening of the new three-storey visitor centre located within the Horsefair Courtyard of the New Room. The new building offers a 40-seater café and shop on the ground floor, library and archive facilities on the first floor and a conference/education centre on the second floor. All floors are served by a lift and stairs with a linked entrance to a new and expanded museum above the chapel.

The museum tells the story of the Wesleys and Bristol in the eighteenth century and how the movement grew and developed across the country. It features many original objects and furnishings from Wesley’s time at the New Room as well as newly commissioned interactive displays. There is also be a focus on the expansion of Methodism to America through the respective works of George Whitefield, Thomas Webb, Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke each of whom has a significant Bristol connection. To conclude the tour, legacy rooms within the museum prompt visitors to reflect on how many of the issues that Methodism addressed in the eighteenth century continue to challenge and demand responses from us today. Please note that admission charges apply for entry to the museum which also includes an audio guide.

Please visit www.newroombristol.org.uk or their Facebook page for more information.

Extras

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs to Broadmead car parks. Park then look out for street fingerpost signs to John Wesley's Chapel.

Public Transport Directions

Any bus to Broadmead. From Temple meads station No 8 or 9 bus. Signposted within Broadmead.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    117
  • Very Good
    73
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Stephen G
    Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A fantastic museum and chapel
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th June 2017
    The quality of the museum is excellent, really well fitted out and with a huge amount to see. The chapel is beautiful, very much feels like perhaps it always was. Good coffee shop and light and airy... Read full review
  • JackieAin
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Cafe: Tasty Lunch, Friendly Staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th June 2017
    Popped in for lunch in the cafe. I had the chicken tikka open baguette which was yummy! It came with a nicely dressed crisp, fresh salad. Coffee was great and the staff were patient, cheerful and... Read full review
  • mjpartridge
    Manchester
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Hidden Gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 29th June 2017
    This is a real gem (in the midst of 1960’s concrete after the blitz) that is easily overlooked. The oldest Methodist chapel in the world (dating back to 1736) with lots of associations with Wesley... Read full review
36 The Horsefair
Bristol
BS1 3JE

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740

Instagram feed

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

What's Nearby

  1. Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre

    Located perfectly opposite Cabot Circus shopping centre our modern contemporary hotel...

    0.1 miles away
  2. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot Circus (formerly Premier Apartments)

    Serviced apartments located in Quakers Friars, Bristol's premium shopping quarter.

    0.11 miles away
  3. Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre

    Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre is ideally situated in the heart of the city...

    0.12 miles away
  1. The Full Moon Backpackers Hotel

    The Full Moon Backpackers is perfectly located and provides a vibrant, friendly...

    0.16 miles away
  2. Rock and Bowl

    The Rock N Bowl Hostel, located right in Bristol's buzzing City Centre, is the perfect...

    0.18 miles away
  3. Your Stay Bristol - Hamilton Court

    Your Stay Bristol offer budget to luxury serviced apartments in 6 prime locations of your...

    0.22 miles away
  4. Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

    The four-star Mercure Bristol Grand on Broad Street, Bristol has had an extensive...

    0.22 miles away
  5. Cleyro Serviced Apartments

    High quality deluxe apartments situated in a prime location for exploring all the sites...

    0.26 miles away
  6. Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel

    Contemporary hotel, with spacious rooms, located adjacent to the Cabot Circus shopping...

    0.27 miles away
  7. Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

    A great family hotel in the centre of Bristol which has a large number of rooms which...

    0.28 miles away
  8. Bristol Harbour Hotel

    With 42 luxury bedrooms, some with spectacular views over St Nicholas Market and Bristol...

    0.3 miles away
  9. Hotel du Vin & Bistro

    Quirky, elegant and luxurious hotel, with some loft-style rooms and a fantastic on-site...

    0.3 miles away
  10. Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

    The stunning refurbished Brooks Guest House Bristol is a boutique guesthouse, the most...

    0.32 miles away
  11. SACO Bristol - West India House

    These 4 star city centre waterfront apartments are an ideal alternative to hotels,...

    0.33 miles away
  12. Your Stay Bristol - Cabot Mews

    Located just minutes from the fashionable Cabot Circus shopping centre with its eclectic...

    0.33 miles away
  13. Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

    City centre hotel featuring great dining and views of the river

    0.36 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles