Saturday 18th Sept 2021
11 am - 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm)

'Edible England' theme

This year we are joining with national Heritage Open Days in September, England's largest festival of history and culture, when thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. 


'It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences
– all of which are FREE to explore!'

Information and updates here: 
Events | Heritage Open Days

John Bunyan Museum and Library will be offering special family trails, handling sessions and foodie demonstrations on Sat 18th Sept this year. Join us in person and online in this special celebration of ‘Edible England’.

Activities on the theme of 'Edible England' on our Heritage Open Day only include:
  • Family activity trail of 'edible' history around the museum

  • Handling session with 17th century objects about dining in Bunyan's day

  • Demonstration of recipes made during Bunyan's day

John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress, is one of Bedford's most famous sons. Visit the Museum and Church as well as doing the activities, with its beautiful stained glass windows and take a walk through Bunyan's life and times to discover more about this renowned author, pastor and preacher.

Covid safety: we will aim to reduce risk with measures most appropriate at the time. Some activities may be delivered online via our website and YouTube channel, depending on Covid-19 restrictions at the time. Pre-booking may be used to limit numbers and to be assured of a place.

Further update to follow later in August.