Explore the New Room Library

Over 9,000 books, a fascinating record of Bristol Methodist History – stories of the lives of people transformed by God’s love for them. Stories of anti-slavery, empowering the individual, campaigning for social justice, and much more…

Drop-in to the Library to discover how the vision for the New Room started with a heart for the people of Bristol. Ask questions, see fascinating objects and leave feeling inspired to be a light in our city.

Friday and Saturday 13-14 September, 10.30am – 4pm

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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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