The Haunting

Methodist historian Gary Best talks about the haunting of the Wesley family home and the story of the eighteenth-century exorcism of George Lukins at Temple Church in Bristol, followed by a look around the museum at the New Room in which he explains how it was created with Bristol design company Cod Steaks and how the museum explores various issues in 18th century Bristol that are still relevant today. (The talk will be 45 minutes with questions, following by a tour of the museum).

This event is free of charge in association with Museums at Night, but donations are welcome.
To book your place, please email Kate Rogers
Take a closer look at the work of our museum designers Cod Steaks.
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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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