Exhibition: 250 Thoughts Upon Slavery

250 years ago a pamphlet was published by John Wesley highlighting the horrors and inhumanity of enslavement within the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The slavery history exhibition, 250 Thoughts Upon Slavery, marks the anniversary of his publication and shares ‘250 thoughts upon modern slavery’ from campaigners, charity workers and justice professionals from across the world.

More details about the exhibition coming soon!


Information of the Slavery History Exhibition

  • Dates: Monday 1 July – Saturday 26 October

  • Venue: The Museum at John Wesley’s New Room

  • Price: Free with normal admission


Visit Our Museum and Learn More About Wesley Brothers and Bristol!

The Museum at the New Room tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism and its relevance today.

The museum is housed in the rooms that were originally constructed in 1748 to accommodate the Wesleys and the early Methodist preachers. As part of your visit you will see John Wesley’s study and bedroom, as well as the main parlour for the preachers.

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John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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