John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room'
Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4740
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.
|Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
- 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
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
- Min group size - 10
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Groups Accepted
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good88
- Shawn SBristol, United Kingdomreview the past and experince and have a great cuppa of TeaWednesday, 20th November 2019This 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 RBristol, United KingdomNice coffee and snacks but oh, that musty smell.Friday, 20th December 2019Pleasant 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
- WelshwaspSouth WalesContravertial modernisationSunday, 5th January 2020We 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