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

The Chapel and Broadmead Courtyard at the New Room have reopened. The new opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. For more information, please visit their website.

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.

Virtual Tour

Visit John Wesley's Chapel 'The New Room' virtually via their online tour and see inside this historic chapel. Click here for the virtual tour.

Groups:
An experienced guide can provide a talk explaining the significance of the New Room as the oldest Methodist building in the world and the work begun by John and Charles Wesley in Bristol. As part of the guided tour, you also visit the museum which is located above the chapel. Please allow two weeks notice for visits to the New Room and four weeks notice for visits to Charles Wesley’s House. A range of pre-order tour group lunch deals are available from their award-winning Fairtrade cafe, as well as cream teas and bespoke refreshments.
For more group information, please see here

Book Tickets

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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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
  • 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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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    • stephenhX3525XM
      Hidden Jewel
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 14th June 2021
      Great coffee reasonably priced Set in very interesting surroundings much better than you run of the mill costa or star bucks Read full review
    • maureenv637
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      A Museum worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 26th June 2021
      Really enjoyed our visit to this museum last week. There is lots of information and quite clearly explained. The volunteers were very eager to share their knowledge and it was a pleasure to listen... Read full review
    • SamIacobello
      When you go to Bristol, visit this wonderful place
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      This is a fantastic place. A lovely museum and a great music venue. I played there with the band I play with and we were made very welcome. Also the chapel is a wonderful music and performance... Read full review

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