Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-4pm including Bank Holidays. Last entry to museum 3.30pm.


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Architecture Spotlight Talks

Join a free spotlight talk (15 minutes)

Hear more about the New Room’s transformation over 280 years. Discover fascinating stories behind architectural design, sustainable heritage and interpretation.

10.30am, 1.30pm           The creation of the New Room Visitor Centre (Architects:Purcell)

11.30am, 2.30pm           Designing an interactive Museum in an eighteenth century space (Designers: Cod Steaks)

12.30pm, 3.30pm           The oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (Architect: George Tully in 1748)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 13-15 September, all talks are free, but donations are appreciated.

All talks start from the Atrium. No booking required.

‘The cradle of Methodism… it exudes a magnetic calm’
Pevsner Architectural Guide

In association with Bristol Open Doors 2019.

Explore the Museum

  • 13th September 2019 - 15th September 2019
  • 10:30 am

New Room

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

Learn more