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John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

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John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

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.

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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

  • 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.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    121
  • Very Good
    73
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • tedannkitto
    Toowoomba, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well preserved and presented chapel
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 31st August 2017
    This centre has been very well preserved and the displays are presented in a very up to date way telling a very good story of the life and times of the Wesley family. Read full review
  • nessief
    Worcester UK
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very interesting and an oasis of calm
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
    Worth visiting just to see the chapel and the courtyard area is an oasis in the busy city centre. As Methodists we found the museum truly excellent. It's inexpensive and there is so much to see in... Read full review
  • Whittaker1413
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Good food and coffee.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st August 2017
    A peaceful haven in the middle of hectic Broadmead. The history of this place is fascinating. The Café served the best coffee and snacks and the staff were excellent. It was so good to get out of the... Read full review
36 The Horsefair
Bristol
BS1 3JE

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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