New Room Museum: open to children and families this half-term!

If you are looking for new and interesting places to take your children this October half-term, you might be interested to read about the New Room Museum!

Located in the oldest Methodist building in the world, The New Room, the museum gives children and families the chance to learn about John Wesley and his work in Bristol, his opposition to slavery, and to discover what life was like in Georgian times.

There are a total of 12 rooms to explore in the museum, each with a particular theme, including the Anti-Slavery Room, John Wesley’s bedroom and study, a Georgian Room, plus a room about John Wesley’s early life.

As well as a museum, The New Room also includes a café, chapel and a shop, so you can really enjoy spending a few hours there.

The café is open for take-away and socially-distanced table service, offering drinks, cakes and a selection of light lunches that can cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

To keep visitors safe, there is a one-way system at the New Room museum and all visitors will be given the chance to download the audio guide content to enjoy from a personal smartphone.

Visitors can arrive on the day without a booking, but priority will be given to those who have reserved a time slot.  Visitors are encouraged to reserve a 30-minute entry slot which can be paid for at the welcome desk on arrival.

To book your entry slot and find out opening times please visit:

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-3pm and is located at The New Room, 36 The Horsefair, BS1 3JE.

Entry is free, however, donations are gratefully received.