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The Basement at Bunyan is a flexible and community-orientated arts centre; the newest addition to the Bunyan Meeting complex – joining the church, museum and library in offering spirituality, heritage and creativity to the community in Bedford.

The re-furbished basement has beautifully rendered brickwork, newly glazed windows and reinstated doorways that opens up into the ‘Castle Quarter’ – a developing area of Bedford with historic associations, museums, art galleries, specialist bookshops and riverside restaurants. have two craft-rooms, a flexible exhibition and meeting space, as well as a quiet room and refreshment area.

I seek a place that can never be destroyed, one that is pure, and that fadeth not away, and it is laid up in heaven … to them that seek it with all their heart. Read it so, if you will, in my book.’ John Bunyan

With ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ as our inspiration, we encourage others to explore the possibilities of engaging creatively and spiritually through the many facets of ‘communication’: from artworks, bookbinding, calligraphy, drawing, painting, marbling, music and illustration - to the exciting possibilities of printing, typography and digital design. We have a flexible exhibition and meeting space, craft-room, a studio for our Resident Artist, as well as a quiet room and refreshment area.

 A busy, town centre Christian Church affiliated to the Congregational Federation and the Baptist Union of Great Britain

and home to the John Bunyan Museum & Library, and the Basement at Bunyan Gallery


Minister - Reverend Chris Damp MA, BD

Reg. Charity No: 248195 

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