Half Term Activity Mornings – Back in Time: Costume!

Half Term – Back in Time Days

Monday 25 October – 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 27 October – 10am – 1pm

Friday 29 October – 10am – 1pm


This half term we will be offering activity mornings based on the theme of Costume. We will particularly be focusing on Georgian costume as this was John Wesley’s era (1700s – 18th century)


During the session you will be able to:

  • Wear It Like Wesley – dress up in Georgian costume and take a selfie!
  • Design Your Own Costume – take a template and get creative with colour to dream up your own costume design
  • Make a Tricorn Hat – these super-stylish hats were fashionable for men and boys in the Georgian era – now we think everyone should be wearing one!
  • Wild Wigs – Men and women wore elaborate wigs in the Georgian era. How wild can you make yours?
  • Lavender Bags – In Georgian times, hygiene was sometimes an issue and lavender bags were carried to distract attention from smelly bodies! Nowadays they are given as gifts to make a drawer smell or a wardrobe smell nice! Make a lavender bag and write a message tag with a quill pen and ink.


To book use this link: Art Tickets Half Term Bookings

Admission with a family ticket:

1 adult and up to three children – £10

2 adults and up to three children – £15

Under fives go free.

A family ticket gives you free entry to the museum for a year, including future family activities in that year.

If you already have an annual ticket, please go to the website and book using the ‘concessions’ category.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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