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John Wesley's Chapel

36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
+44 117 926 4740
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A fantastic museum and chapel

The quality of the museum is excellent, really well fitted out and with a huge amount to see. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen G
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Cafe: Tasty Lunch, Friendly Staff

Popped in for lunch in the cafe. I had the chicken tikka open baguette which was yummy! It came... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JackieAin
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Bath, United Kingdom
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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, are the Preachers' Rooms where the MLA accredited museum is located. This contains a unique collection of papers and artifacts and tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol.
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the museum is excellent, really well fitted out and with a huge amount to see. The chapel is beautiful, very much feels like perhaps it always was. Good coffee shop and light and airy atrium. An oasis in a busy city.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch in the cafe. I had the chicken tikka open baguette which was yummy! It came with a nicely dressed crisp, fresh salad. Coffee was great and the staff were patient, cheerful and helpful. I'll be going back - and telling my...More

Thank JackieAin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real gem (in the midst of 1960’s concrete after the blitz) that is easily overlooked. The oldest Methodist chapel in the world (dating back to 1736) with lots of associations with Wesley himself. We visited a week after the reopening and have...More

Thank mjpartridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been an interesting and historical place since the Wesleys, and tucked away in the Shopping Area of Bristol it has provided a quiet oasis of peace and calm for many years. So I was a little concerned when it was said that a...More

Thank TelnChel
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Wesley brothers had a major impact on our country. Johns Wesley's chapel is a chance to glimpse into his life. What surprised me was how small it was. Well worth a visit.

Thank Johntrombone
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wesley's Chapel helps you understand the significance of the Methodist Christian Revival and how it change Britain. There are some fascinating documents to see and you get genuine insights into the Wesley's method. Give you lots to think about and the guide we met was...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Sad the living quarters weren't available to view due to being closed for refurbishment. I wasn't sure what I'd get to see but hoped for more than just the church area. It is an interesting spot and it is worth reflecting on the intelligence and...More

1  Thank MatapihiLocals
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Interesting new visitor centre opening soon. Very helpful volunteers, shop. Good displays and it was interesting to see items about the Wesleys.

Thank John W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Worth popping in, even for the sceptic or non believer. Wonderfully calm and peaceful place bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thank Will B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I only had one day in Bristol but made a point of visiting The New Room, as it's known, a special piece of our heritage for Methodists. It is on the cusp of revealing its refurbishments and some ares were not accessible, but still you...More

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