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John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'

36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740

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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.

Special Offers

  • John Wesley’s Chapel – Carer of disabled visitor free

    The offer: You can bring one carer with you free of charge

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the John Wesley’s Chapel website.

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Further Information

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    196
  • Very Good
    88
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Shawn S
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    review the past and experince and have a great cuppa of Tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th November 2019
    This both a museaum and religious centre fo methodist faith. it telsl the story of John Wesley and his followers. You can take part in various griuops and services. It is also a great cafe with quiet... Read full review
  • KEITH R
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Nice coffee and snacks but oh, that musty smell.
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th December 2019
    Pleasant staff, good coffee and food but I can't stand the musty smell I'm afraid. That's all I have to say. Read full review
  • Welshwasp
    South Wales
    Contravertial modernisation
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th January 2020
    We had not visited the Chapel since the modern extension was put on.The Chapel itself and the serenity has not been altered and if you have any religious curiousity you should find it interesting.The... Read full review

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