“Gaol! Banged-up in Bedford” at John Bunyan Museum, Mill Street, is a free exhibition running from Tues 2nd July to Sat 27th October 2019.


The exhibition looks at crime and punishment from the 17th Century to the present day. Find out more about what life was like in prison for famous author and prisoner of conscience John Bunyan. Lean about the terrible conditions John Howard saw when he was Bedford's High Sheriff and the reforms he made. Discover what life is like today for people in modern prisons like Bedford Prison. With free puzzles and trails to help children explore! 


Children can be inspired every Thursday in August 11-3.30pm with a fun programme of children’s craft activities. drop-in just £2 per child (suitable for age 4+, accompanied).


See what’s on pages for more details.


The John Bunyan Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm and admission is free.


John Bunyan Museum & Library, Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3EU

01234 270303   

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 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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