Friends of The John Bunyan Museum and Library


The Friends in 2016

The Friends help to finance improvements to the museum and the collection by holding fundraising events. At present the majority of our support comes from the local community but, increasingly, we are welcoming international members. As a member of the British Association of Friends of Museums we benefit from their support. The Friends currently hold three or four events a year, with a wide variety of talks, visits, music and light-hearted occasions.

Do join us and help to promote our museum.


Annual Membership of the Friends

Individual £15   Couples £25    Family £30

International Membership $25

Application forms are available from the Church Foyer

or download a copy here

For more information, tel 01234 270303 (Curator)


Final event for 2016


Bedfordshire Day event to be held on Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by Richard Rigby of The Magic Lantern Society

Richard Rigby, an outgoing member of the committee of The Magic Lantern Society, has been giving lantern shows for over 40 years, and has a very large collection of lanterns and slides built up over that period.

His talk will take the form of a lantern show with readings and commentary and cover the history with slides from the past four centuries.  The slides sets vary from historical to comedy and melodrama and advertising with plenty of audience participation.

Some of the Bunyan Museum’s collection of lantern slides will also be shown.

Admission: £10.00   Friends: £5.00