FACILITIES

SHOP

 

Our small shop sells a range of books, souvenirs, and memorabilia about Bedford, the 17th century, and John Bunyan. This includes pocket money items, alongside a wide range of editions of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

 

THE FOYER COFFEE SHOP - is now open!

Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Located in the church foyer, our coffee shop offers a delicious range of snacks, hot drinks and soup.

When open, visitors can view the church stained glass windows as part of their museum visit.

 

TOILETS

These are located on the ground floor of the Museum, and in the church foyer.

Baby changing facilities are located in the ground floor Museum toilets.

Accessible toilet is on the ground floor of the Museum and in the church near coffee shop.

ACCESS

Accessible car parking is at Lurke Street car park with ground floor level spaces and a short distance to the museum.

 

Level access from street to entrance foyer, museum shop, Bunyan Meeting lower floors and the Basement@Bunyan Gallery with a ramped corridor (home to our Summer Exhibition and many others throughout the year). Ramp access from Mill St into church and automatic sliding entrance doors when church and coffee shop are open.

 

The Museum and Ampthill Room (which is sometimes used for arts and craft activities) are on the first floor. There is a chair lift up both staircases, operated by either Museum steward on request or self-operated once it is switched on for you. There is level access throughout the Museum gallery and first floor rooms.

 

Accessible toilets are on the ground floor near the museum entrance and in the church Foyer.

 

Induction loop is installed in Bunyan Meeting for services and events.

THINGS TO DO NEARBY

We recommend you allow between 30 and 90 minutes for your visit. This will leave time to explore other aspects of Bedford’s lovely river front and Cultural Quarter.

 

Just two minutes’ walk away you’ll find The Panacea Museum (open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday recommended time to allow 30 to 60 minutes) and The Higgins (open daily, recommended time to allow 1.5 to 3 hours).

 

Also just 2 minutes away is Castle Gardens, where you can see the impressive mound, which is all that remains of Bedford’s large medieval castle. Across the River Great Ouse is a rowing club and visiting boats and water birds also provide animation.

 

The Bedford area also hosts many internationally famous venues: Cowper and Newton Museum at Olney; Shuttleworth Collection - an aeronautical and automotive museum; Woburn Abbey; ZSL Whipsnade Zoo; Bletchley Park; and of course Bedford has easy access to Cambridge, Oxford and London.