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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

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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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    169
  • Very Good
    81
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • cltc43
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent cafe
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    This is purely a review of the cafe, as it does not appear to be found anywhere else on Trip Advisor. It has only been open for a few years but has actually got better during that time. Service is... Read full review
  • kc12018
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Well thought out to make a wonderful visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th February 2019
    The chapel is very well preserved with a good amount of information boards. The guides are also eager to share information about the building. There has obviously been lots of thought put into the... Read full review
  • westcountrybird
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Oasis of Calm
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    The New Room is hidden away in the depths of Bristol’s main shopping area - Broadmead. It is very tranquil & peaceful. Downstairs is the main chapel, a very nice cafe & a small shop. Upstairs is... 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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