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

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.

Learn more