Room for all - People and Voices
People and Voices - Autumn and Winter Season
John Wesley’s New Room's Autumn/Winter programme entitled “People and Voices” brings together an exciting array of events, live music, learning opportunities and services for everyone across the city and beyond.
This programme of work celebrates one of Bristol’s lesser known yet remarkably influential voices in history - John Wesley - whose globally significant mission and message is as relevant and inspiring now as it has ever been. The programme also offers the people of Bristol and beyond the chance to take part in the city’s story.
John Wesley used his voice to speak out against slavery, a topic which still has an impact on the Bristolian community today, brought even more to the fore following the fall of the statue of Edward Colston in 2020. Wesley’s mission for equality amongst all people, especially women, children and those in need is one that has shone a light in the city and changed the world since 1739.
“Bristol has many heroes: Brunel, Banksy, George Muller, Samuel Plimsoll, Hannah More and Cary Grant. John and Charles Wesley were some of the most influential people in the world, yet are so very unknown despite their political and cultural relevance today. We hope this programme helps towards completing Bristol’s story” says David Worthington, Director of John Wesley’s New Room.
This People and Voices programme will develop and promote John Wesley’s New Room as a heritage attraction and museum, educational resource, cultural venue and community facility in the heart of the city, offering opportunities for reflection, challenge and action.
"Not just informative but engaging and thought-provoking" - Museum visitor
Discover the Collections
A symbol to remember all persons who have been enslaved
John Wesley's Shoe Buckles
Collection Class Tickets
Josiah Wedgwood the pottery manufacturer produced a medallion to encourage people to join the abolition campaign
This preaching plan from 1828 shows where preachers were actively giving their time
Stranger's Friend Clock
Events this Season
11 Aug, 22Upcoming
This volunteer-led tour provides a wonderful introduction to our museum…11 Aug, 22Upcoming
Pick up a passport and complete a fun trail around…16 Aug, 22Upcoming
This Summer Holiday, take a break from the busy streets…17 Aug, 22Upcoming
This volunteer-led tour provides a wonderful introduction to our museum…23 Aug, 22Upcoming
This Summer Holiday, take a break from the busy streets…27 Aug, 22Upcoming
This volunteer-led tour provides a wonderful introduction to our museum…22 Sep, 22Upcoming
Celebrating 5 years of Folk at the New Room with…General Admission
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, and include a free audio guide. Please note, these prices will be subject to review in 2021.The whole site:
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
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