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.
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Picnic Site
- Cater for groups
- Film or TV location
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Max group size - 50
- Min group size - 10
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Groups Accepted
Map & 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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good81
- Jair STrip Type:Solo travelI felt my heart strangely warmed!Friday, 21st September 2018Visiting The New Room chapel was one of the best things i did during a work visit to Bristol, the congregation members were incredibly kind. I attended the Friday service (never been to a Methodist... Read full review
- Lila Flaguna beach usaTrip Type:FamilyStop and see the history.......Wednesday, 26th September 2018There is a tiny cafe offering healthy food and inside the chapel there was a lecture going on........nice to take in the local history! Read full review
- TheTraveller659Melbourne, AustraliaTrip Type:CouplesA place of importance in English ecclesiastical modern history. Very interesting.Thursday, 27th September 2018This is the first real Chapel from the 1700's where John Wellesley started his mission to make changes in Church practices and the involvement of lower social classes in Christianity. The design of... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740
|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|