The New Room, Bristol

This is the oldest Methodist building in the world, dating back to 1739.

 The New Room has witnessed the development of Methodism from an 18th-century religious movement into a 21st-century Christian denomination of over 75 million members worldwide. The museum, which has 12 rooms for you to discover, tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and 18th-century Methodism, also revealing what life was like in Georgian Bristol. Regular worship is still held at the chapel today, but it is also used as a space for a variety of exhibitions, performances and lectures. The New Room was also used as a set for the BBC’s hit period drama Poldark, transforming into the ‘Bodmin Assizes Court’ for the trial of Captain Ross Poldark. 

Public Domain
Public Domain
New Room, Bristol,
New Room, Bristol,

Opening Hours

Monday:
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday:
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday:
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday:
10:00 - 16:00
Friday:
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday:
13:00 - 16:00

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