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 currently CLOSED until later summer

Located in the church foyer, our coffee shop offers light refreshments including super homemade cakes and sandwiches.



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.


Level access to foyer, shop, Bunyan Meeting and the Basement@Bunyan Gallery (home to our Summer Exhibition).


The Museum and Ampthill Room (which is used for arts and craft activities) are on the first floor. There is a chair lift and level access throughout the gallery and first floor.


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


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


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.