New Exhibition: Connexions

Our new creative work exhibition: Connexions

Celebrating stories and creative work from the team collaborating on the Bristol Reach In and Reach Out (RIRO) project.

Have you ever heard of RIRO? RIRO is an arts and wellbeing initiative co-produced by John Wesley’s New Room, creativeShift and young people aged 16-24.

The project is for young people who may be more vulnerable after the pandemic. By exploring links between creativity, wellbeing, community engagement and volunteering, we aim to boost their confidence and skills.

Each piece in the exhibition is unique and is inspired by an existing artefact or story from the museum.

Visit our young talents’ creativities including collage, clay, and banners!


New Exhibition: Connexions

A sneak peek into our new creative work exhibition!

Creative Work Exhibition Information

  • Dates: Monday 15 January – Tuesday 30 April

  • Venue: The Museum at John Wesley’s New Room

  • Pricing: Free with normal admission

Visit Our Museum and Learn More About Wesley Brothers and Bristol!

The Museum at the New Room tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism and its relevance today.

The museum is housed in the rooms that were originally constructed in 1748 to accommodate the Wesleys and the early Methodist preachers. As part of your visit you will see John Wesley’s study and bedroom, as well as the main parlour for the preachers.


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