Half Term – Remarkable Remedies



John Wesley was very interested in health and wellbeing. In  1747 he published a book called ‘The Primitive Physick’ full of remedies and ideas. It was a best seller!


This half term (February 21-26), visit the Museum at John Wesley’s New Room in Broadmead and follow a trail around 12 rooms to learn more about the man and his ideas. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and family tickets are priced from £10 (which enables free entry for a year).


We are also running two specific Wesley’s Wellbeing Workshops on Feb 23 and 24. These fun workshops run from 10am – 1pm and are an opportunity for all ages to learn about 18th century lotions and potions – and have a go at making some! 

Suitable for children aged 6+, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Allergies etc need to be declared before attendance via education@newroombristol.org.uk


Trail tickets only

Workshop – February 23

Workshop – February 24

NB If you are already a family ticket holder, there is a small charge of £3 to cover the cost of the materials.

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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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