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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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    187
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Balham1066
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Hidden Gem In The City Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th July 2019
    Day out in Bristol - It’s been awhile since I have been to Bristol. Therefore I was taken by surprise to find John Wesley Museum hidden in the heart of Bristol. The museum was very insightful... Read full review
  • Paul H
    Rockford, Michigan
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Not to be missed!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th July 2019
    If you are a Methodist or not, this is a great stop. Historic and contemporary in the same place. Toured the meeting house and was surprised I could stand in the same pulpit as John... Read full review
  • fatfoodfreek179
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    wonderful little place of worship.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019
    This building has recently been refurbished,and has agood little cafe. The museum has lots of items belonging to John Wesley, his bed, bible and much more.How I am sad to have to pay to get into the... 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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