Bristol Open Doors at the New Room

Bristol Open Doors at the New Room

Visit the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world, venue 60 for this year’s Bristol Open Doors Event on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 13, 14 & 15 September

Drop in to the New Room in Broadmead, Bristol Shopping Quarter for Museum family fun, spotlight talks, and the chance to explore the library.

About the New Room

The New Room, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, is Grade I listed building constructed as a Quaker meeting house using rubble stone walls (now covered with render) and clay tiled roofs by an unknown architect. The modern visitor centre and museum extension by Purcell includes double height glazed courtyard immediately adjacent to the existing building and a new glazed bridge.

The New Room was built in 1739.

Family fun

Design your own miniature room with free drop in sessions over the weekend. Help design, build and add furniture to our miniature shoebox house! There will be rooms for music lovers, calm spaces and places for interaction – everything you find at The New Room, but in miniature!

Drop in anytime Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11AM -3PM

Architecture Spotlight Talks

Go along to a 15 minute Architecture Spotlight Talk running from the atrium and hear more about the New Room’s transformation over 280 years. Discover fascinating stories behind architectural design, sustainable heritage and interpretation.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

10.30AM; 1,30PM – The creation of the New Room Visitor Centre

11.30AM; 2.30PM – Designing an interactive museum in an 18th century space

12.30PM; 3.30PM – The oldest Methodist Chapel in the world

Drop in to the New Room Library

Explore the New Room Library on Friday and Saturday. Discover how the vision for the New Room started with a heart for the people of Bristol. Ask questions, see fascinating objects and leave feeling inspired to be a light in our city.

Friday and Saturday, 10.30AM-4PM.

Click HERE for further information.