The Story of John Wesley
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.Thank you for your support.
Visit the Museum
To manage social distancing around the Museum we encourage you to book online. Please arrive within your chosen 30 minute time slot.
Visitors can buy tickets on the day, subject to availability.
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Book a tour
Volunteer-led tours are a unique way of exploring the highlights of John Wesley's New Room. 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.Book a tour
"Really excellent - I will be recommending it to friends"
"Not just informative but engaging and thought-provoking"
"It is quite simply the best introduction Methodism now has to offer to its eighteenth-century origins and impact and deserves to be made widely known within and beyond Methodism."
Seniors (65+) £6
Children (5-16) £4
Children (under 5) Free
Carer of disabled visitor Free
1 adult and up to 3 children £10
2 adults and up to 3 children £15
Additional children - £2 per child
Tickets are valid for one year.
Audio Tour at Home
Explore 12 rooms which bring to life the work of early Methodism. During your visit you will discover what life was like in Georgian Bristol and how Methodism spread throughout Britain, America and across the rest of the world.
Discover how the New Room played a vital role in providing healthcare and education for those in need and how John Wesley took a stand against slavery. Discover the challenges faced by Wesley in his fight for social justice and be inspired to continue that work today.
Access the full Museum audio guide content to enjoy from home.
Watch the video
Watch our video to discover some of the items that you can explore when you visit, and learn about the things that John Wesley felt were important, that are still relevant today.
What is John Wesley's New Room and What is our Mission today? This is a chapel, a museum, a cafe and meeting rooms – a place where you are welcome to come to learn, discover or just be.Visit Us
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You can help support us with your membership - a form of regular giving.Find out More