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John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

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John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

About

2017 saw 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

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 50
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Min group size - 10

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

Any bus to Broadmead. From Temple meads station No 8 or 9 bus. Signposted within Broadmead. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    190
  • Very Good
    84
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Craffwr
    West Wales
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Piece of Welsh history in City Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    Chapel was well preserved with substancial information regarding the history behind the Methodist movement amongst the Welsh Christians presiding in Bristol during the 19th century. Pleasant visit... Read full review
  • ericsF8715XH
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
    Well put together museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th August 2019
    The museum above the New Room Chapel was very well put together, packing a lot of information into a relatively compact space. Set up to keep you flowing through. My 4 year old twins were a little... Read full review
  • NeilM2796
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Disneyfication of a fascinating building.
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th September 2019
    I came away saddened about the changes to the new room. The new atrium isn't bad in itself with a new cafe and shop. However the museum has killed off the atmosphere of the place. This is not How to... Read full review
36 The Horsefair
Bristol
BS1 3JE

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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