Museum Tours

Every Wednesday and Saturday in April and May – Tours begin at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Tour Duration: Approximately 30-40 minutes

Our volunteer-led tours are a unique way of exploring the highlights of our Museum. These tours provide a wonderful introduction to our collection and will give an insight into the fascinating stories behind the oldest Methodist building in the world. Step into the preachers’ rooms above the Chapel to see John Wesley’s bedroom and study, discover the earliest membership book, and try on costumes from our dressing up cupboard.

“Really appreciated our tour guide. Brilliant Museum, superbly done – a real credit to the New Room”.

Adults £7

Concessions (Senior Citizens and Students) £6

Tickets can be purchased in advance via Eventbrite (click here) or bought from the New Room on the day.

Tours start from the New Room atrium and are charged at normal Museum entry rates. Bring your questions and your camera (no flash please). Tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people. All tours are wheelchair accessible and suitable for visitors of all ages. Cloakroom facilities are not available on this tour.

For further information or to book child or family tickets please contact Kate Rogers on 01179264740 or email

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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