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John Wesley's Chapel, Bristol
(4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
The chapel is open to visitors throughout the year and is set out as it was in the Wesleys' time. The preachers' rooms upstairs now contain the MLA accredited museum, including John Wesley's private rooms.
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  • Beautifully maintained building here. Dedicated team of volunteers here who created a wonderful tour and told the story of John and Charles Wesley. This was a first community of the Methodist Communit...  more »
  • Very informative - we should ensure these locations and the wealth of history that they contain are never allowed to be forgotten. 
  • We came across the entrance to John Wesley's chapel by chance and decided to go in. We were happy that we did! We were greeted at the door by a very pleasant member of staff. She explained to us about...  more »
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  • An interesting little chapel just off a busy shopping street and easy to miss. Doesn't take long to visit and well worth it for a dose of history. The tree stump chair looks like it might not be very comfortable (you can't sit it it as it is fragile), but looks very cool. If you work nearby and haven't seen it yet then take 15 to 20 minutes one lunchtime to take a look.
  • The first Methodist Chapel in the world is not the easiest place to find - so use Google Maps... Once inside, it's always a quiet place - somewhere to sit and think in the centre of the city. And you don't get any more minimalist than here: everything is functional form; there are no superfluous decorations; no symbolism.
  • Built by John Wesley, The New Room is the world's oldest Methodist building. When you step off Broadmead and through its doors, it's like stepping into a time machine and being whisked back to the 18th century. Upstairs from the chapel are the preachers' rooms - where the likes of Charles Wesley and George Whitefield would have stayed and where early Methodist Conferences would have been held. These rooms are home to a small museum. One of the rooms, Charles Wesley's, has recently been refurbished. Highlights include an 18th century view of Bristol transposed onto the window and little radio dramas of events that might have happened in the room, which you can listen to when sitting in the window seat. You can also listen to the most well-known of Charles Wesley's hymns. It provides a fascinating insight into the 18th century and is well worth a visit whether you're a Methodist or not.
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