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Hidden away in a shopping area

We came across here by chance. What a wonderful peaceful place with an interesting history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noreen E
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Town centre visit

Dropped in on this by chance, a jewel in the centre of Bristol, Chapel is free used for some of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mike n
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Chelmsford, 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...more
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across here by chance. What a wonderful peaceful place with an interesting history. The volunteer who greeted us was so knowledgeable. We were able to wander round at our own pace but could stop and ask questions. SWe sat and took in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your kind words. The next time you visit, please feel free to come upstairs to our award-winning museum which is located in the preachers' rooms above the chapel. Admission charges apply for the museum but we offer free...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in on this by chance, a jewel in the centre of Bristol, Chapel is free used for some of Poldark filming, it has a new atrium that joins a cafe & links to the Museum & New room, that covers Wesley's life as a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your kind words and so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came away saddened about the changes to the new room. The new atrium isn't bad in itself with a new cafe and shop. However the museum has killed off the atmosphere of the place. This is not How to do museums and has turned...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Neil, Thank you for your review; we appreciate visitors taking time to comment on their experience at the New Room and I’m sorry that you came away ‘saddened’ by your visit, but I trust you will allow me to respond to some of the...More

Reviewed August 20, 2019

The museum above the New Room Chapel was very well put together, packing a lot of information into a relatively compact space. Set up to keep you flowing through. My 4 year old twins were a little too small to understand most of the displays,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Thank you for your review; we're so pleased to read that you and your children enjoyed your visit to the New Room and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Chapel was well preserved with substancial information regarding the history behind the Methodist movement amongst the Welsh Christians presiding in Bristol during the 19th century. Pleasant visit but didn’t get around to visiting the museum and cafe this time. Maybe next time! Free of charge.

Date of experience: August 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Thank you for your review; we hope you do get an opportunity to visit the museum soon. Please note there is an admission charge for the museum but entry to the chapel is free.

Reviewed August 6, 2019

We popped in as my son was intent on showing me where parts of Poldark had been filmed. We ended up going upstairs to the museum which was small but very interesting. The gent on the desk was so nice and helpful and very welcoming....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your review; we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 2, 2019

The new room puts has a lot of history and stories about the wesley's whilst visiting the new rooms where John wesley used to live i also booked in for a tour of Charles Wesley's house. check it out

Date of experience: May 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

I was super happy with the service and prices. The food was delicious and if you want a perfectly prepared coffee, this is the place! Great atmosphere and people are very nice. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

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

Reviewed July 16, 2019

This building has recently been refurbished,and has agood little cafe. The museum has lots of items belonging to John Wesley, his bed, bible and much more.How I am sad to have to pay to get into the museum now once it was free.and thought the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thanks for your review and rating. Please be advised that part of the refurbishment of the site included expanding the museum with an additional five rooms opened to view and we do offer a discounted rate to senior citizens, which includes free return visits from...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

If you are a Methodist or not, this is a great stop. Historic and contemporary in the same place. Toured the meeting house and was surprised I could stand in the same pulpit as John Wesley!! Grabbed a nice latte and went to the 3rd...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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NewRoom, Director at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thanks for your review; we appreciate your kind words.

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