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Interesting. Lots of history. Free to enter.

We had visitors with us who wanted to see John Wesley's chapel. It was easy to find off a... read more

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stotty24
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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This is a chapel with a lot of history. Very peaceful when inside .you wouldn't believe you were in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miek194
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Bristol, 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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Reviewed today

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 2 days 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 11 June 2018

They'e spent lots of money refubishin this place. It has substantially less seats so has fallen on hard times. BUT they seemingly can't be bothered with disabled people. The steps up the front have no bannister nor ramp.More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello Derek, I'm surprised by your comments as I don't recognise them in relation to the New Room; are you reviewing the correct attraction? Please be assured that we worked closely with the city council's disability group during the planning of the new visitor centre...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

The museum is a must for those interested in the history of Bristol as well as those keen on the history of the Christian faith. The museum is nicely laid out in chronological order along with a few artefacts. There are plenty of the wise...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for kind review; it is most appreciated.

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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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