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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
+44 117 926 4740
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Inspiring Chapel, Educational Museum

I highly recommend a visit to the New Room. We were there on a Friday which meant we got to attend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carness V
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Old chapel, newly restored

Very pleasant visit to the premises (only visited the free area, not the museum). Polite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
9doglover
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739 and extended in 1748) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community. The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Upstairs, there is an admission charge Arts Council accredited museum which tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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+44 117 926 4740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to the New Room. We were there on a Friday which meant we got to attend the weekly Communion worship service, very inspirational with a great sermon. The history found in the chapel in the museum is amazing, especially if...More

Thank Carness V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant visit to the premises (only visited the free area, not the museum). Polite attendants, allowing visitors to go round without interfering in any way. Pleasant café and shop.

Thank 9doglover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful building is great for anyone whether you are interested in ecclesiastical history or just need a few moments of peace in the bustling city centre. The staff, mostly volunteers, are very friendly and welcoming but never preachy. When I visited there was a...More

Thank Sydeian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost missed the entrance and were not planning to go in. I am so glad we did. We were greeted at the door by a friendly lady who was most knowledgeable about the history of the museum. We spent ages there and would have...More

Thank Tracy-AnnRalphs
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a fan of tv episode places it's a pretty cool experience! There are books there to read and a cafe. Nice members of staff. I should bring my nan and parents here as it was a very educational and calm place. All you...More

Thank JadeZ1209473
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much information. Lovely knowledgable guides. You need more than one visit so suggest you pay a little extra for a year's pass.

Thank Verity A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This centre has been very well preserved and the displays are presented in a very up to date way telling a very good story of the life and times of the Wesley family.

Thank tedannkitto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting just to see the chapel and the courtyard area is an oasis in the busy city centre. As Methodists we found the museum truly excellent. It's inexpensive and there is so much to see in a relatively small area. If you're not a...More

Thank nessief
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A peaceful haven in the middle of hectic Broadmead. The history of this place is fascinating. The Café served the best coffee and snacks and the staff were excellent. It was so good to get out of the hassle of shopping into this oasis of...More

Thank Whittaker1413
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The importance of this venue as the oldest Methodist chapel in the world should not be overlooked, but the revamping of the rear of the premises adds an excellent cafe selling some of the best and most interesting food excellently prepared on the premises at...More

Thank JohnHYBriggs
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Robert G
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Yes, all are welcome to take communion at our service.
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Robert G
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Please check our website for variations during public holidays.
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