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“Real history hidden amidst Broadmead shops.”

The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel
Ranked #29 of 207 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Real history hidden amidst Broadmead shops.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I simply love this place. It is serene and exudes the past like few other buildings. You can almost feel the fervour of early Methodism and hear the prechers and their working class audiences.

Visited September 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Inspiring!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Displays in rooms above chapel well laid out -not too much information - just enough to get a picture of the phenomenal work done through John Wesley and his companions.

Visited March 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Method Home”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The chapel itself is quite ordinary but for many visitors its what it stands for that is the attraction & reason to visit.The gentleman guide we spent time with was very Knowledgeable & happy to answer all our qustions.A place of peace & tranquility!

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“an amazing little gem”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is tucked away in a busling shopping area but offers a tranquil place for rest in thier newly landscaped courtyard. A wonderful history to the place is kept alive through the exibits containesd in its lovingly restored interior that has great character. It is loveley that the rooms and garden are open to all to appreciate and benefit from. Well worth a visit

Visited October 2011
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Herts
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“A hidden gem in the heart of Bristol”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is steeped in history. You can imagine what it would be like all those years ago when John Wesley came to Bristol. It is like a time capsule in the heart of a bustling city. It doesn't take long to look around, but it is well worth a visit

Visited August 2012
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