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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

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A Special Place

Really worth seeking out this little gem. I felt a real sense of peace and appreciation for John... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MeganRni
Wonderful place in the centre of the shopping district

The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is tucked away among the shops of Bristol. Inside it's an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really worth seeking out this little gem. I felt a real sense of peace and appreciation for John Wesley's work especially in social justice. A friendly volunteer pointed out features in the chapel. Amazing that it was one of very few buildings that survived WW2...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is tucked away among the shops of Bristol. Inside it's an oasis of calm, simplicity and interest to anyone, regardless of a belief or not. Upstairs it's worth the £6 admission to the museum for the fascinating insight...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visitors with us who wanted to see John Wesley's chapel. It was easy to find off a pedestrianised area and as you approach you see a statue of John Wesley on his horse. This was the way he travelled 250,000 around the Uk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chapel with a lot of history. Very peaceful when inside .you wouldn't believe you were in the middle of town.also a garden you can sit in. Very interesting to understanding of John wesley

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely place to visit if you’re in the city centre , is just fascinating! The staff is lovely and helpful, they love to chat and answer at all your questions . In the back there is a cosy bar , so nice and...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I did not realise that this is where the Methodist movement began. We spent time walking around and then had afternoon tea. It is very calming even tjough it is in the middle of Bristol. The ladies were keen to explain everything. Thank you

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us; we appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

A beautifully and tastefully restored building. An interesting introduction to the history of Methodism. It is a place of peace in the bustling Broadmead shopping centre. Used as the backdrop for court scenes in the last season of Poldark. If you are a fan of...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for your review; it is appreciated. It was a great experience to host the Poldark production in the chapel and we hope you enjoyed watching the show!

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Now a museum to the origins of the Methodists - where John Wesley built his first meeting place in the early 1700's. The place has been upgraded with a nice cafe, bookshop and toilets. The museum is interactive and full of interesting information with audio...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words; so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Visited recently. Amazingly well restored. Shining and lovely. The attached Museum is quite amazing, dealing with nearly everything about Wesley and his message. A choir was practicing which seemed appropriate. Only downside. Attached cafe where the noise cascades in with force because of its high...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words about the museum. I suspect the interest in the pulpit was because it was where John Wesley and many others associated with the early Methodist movement preached from! Pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This place reeks of history and tells the story of the Wesleyan religious revival in Bristol. Wesley preached at Hanham Mount to rough miners and nobility alike. Great care has been taken to restore the chapel to its original period style.

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for your review; we appreciate your kind words.

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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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