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Event During June 2017
Friday, 30 June at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Hilary Cooke

Friday, 30 June at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert with Jonathan Price - Organ

Event During July 2017
Thursday, 13 July at 4:00 PM
The New Room is CLOSED to visitors all day today

Wednesday, 26 July at 7:30 PM
Starfire Singers (Methodist Youth Choir from California) at St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol. All donations to the New Room Development Fund.

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Welcome to the New Room / John Wesley's Chapel

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

It was built and used by John 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. On the top floor of the building, above the chapel, are the Preachers’ Rooms. This is where the accredited museum is located which tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol. 

The New Room is open from Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm all year round. Entry to the chapel is free although charges apply for museum entry. Donations towards the work of the chapel are always welcome.   

A shop stocks a range of items relating to John & Charles Wesley, the New Room and Methodism.

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Room; over 25,000 visitors come every year from all over the world!

Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE 

Telephone: 0117 9264740

E-mail: info@newroombristol.org.uk 

Keep up to date with all the latest news by 'liking' our Facebook page - 'The New Room / John Wesley's Chapel' 

New Room Museum Admission Prices

Adult - £6
Senior (over 65) - £5
Student/Unemployed/Disabled - £4 
Child (5-16) - £3
Child (under 5) - Free
Carer of disabled visitor - Free
Family ticket;
1 adult and all children - £9
2 adults and all children - £14
All Gift Aid entries or New Room newsletter sign-ups entitle named visitor to unlimited return visits for one year from date of ticket issue  
No flash photography is permitted in the Museum.  

General information

There is a short service of Holy Communion in the chapel at 1pm on Fridays throughout the year to which all are welcome. There is also a prayer book in the chapel for visitors to write in during the week.

There is also a regular series of lunchtime concerts during the course of the year; held on Fridays at 1.20pm, immediately after the service. Please check for details of upcoming concerts by visiting the ’Events’ section of this website.  


The New Room is successful in securing Heritage Lottery funding to create a new Visitor Centre: February 2015

New Room/HLF Press Release - February 2015


The Horsefair Project - a new Visitor Centre for the New Room:

The Horsefair Project (of which the HLF were the primary funders) has dramatically improved our visitor facilities. The new visitor centre now includes a café, shop, library and archives space, education and conference facilities and a brand new museum.

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