The museum is now fully open and back to usual hours, after over a year closed due to covid pandemic!
Welcome to the John Bunyan Museum & Library
Visit our inspiring museum and discover the story of the Bedford preacher whose writings touched the world and continue to inspire.
John Bunyan wrote a book that transformed literature, and inspired people the world over; The Pilgrim’s Progress. Imprisoned for his beliefs, as a prisoner of conscience, his books and personal example helped transform the way ordinary people worshipped, empowering them and their communities.
From rural Bedfordshire to world-renown, from pulpit to prison, and from fiery sermons to tales of great beasts and giants – his life and times make for an amazing and colourful story.
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“John Bunyan Museum has a great programme of activities for families. It’s at the heart of its community.”
Emma Cook, Museum Development Officer for Bedfordshire
In March 2015 a public vote selected John Bunyan’s birthday as Bedfordshire Day.
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