Bristol Open Doors at The New Room

Retrace the steps of 18th century Bristolians in the oldest Methodist chapel in the world. Discover John Wesley’s social justice movement in a brand new museum and visitor centre designed by Purcell. Experience interactive exhibits on the abolition of slavery, 18th century medicine and the music of Charles Wesley.

Drop-in anytime across Bristol Open Doors Days for Free entry to our Museum. Click here to find out more about what there is to see in our Museum.

Friday 14 September, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 15 September, 10am – 4pm

Sunday 16 September, 10am – 4pm

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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