Friends of The John Bunyan Museum and Library


The Friends in 2018

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)


Programme for 2018

Monday 26 March

Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm followed by a Concert at 2.30pm

Songs for Spring  by Come and Sing

Tea and cake afterwards in the Hall

All are Welcome

Tickets: £5 from the Museum Shop


Tuesday 19 June at 2.30pm

Visit to Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney

Our visit includes an Introductory Talk and Guided Tour of the House, Museum, Gardens and the Three Hares Art Gallery. The Cowper and Newton Museum and gardens celebrate two great men who lived in Olney, the home of ‘Amazing Grace’.

We make our own way to Olney where there are lots of places to enjoy lunch before we meet at 2.30pm, and have tea following our visit.  Car parking is free in Olney.

Disabled access: Full access to the gardens, Cowper’s kitchen, hall and parlour accessible by 1-2 shallow steps. There are short films about the museum to watch in the reception area for those unable to manage the stairs (over 3 flights).

The cost is £10 per person

Your ticket entitles you to an annual pass

Cheques made payable to

Friends of the John Bunyan Museum & Library to be sent to
Mrs Doreen Watson c/o Bunyan Meeting Church, Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3EU
Please also enclose a SAE.


Advance Notice

What’s it worth? 
In October David Fletcher of
TVs ‘Flog It!’ will tell you.

We are delighted to announce that  The Friends will welcome local antiques and fine art valuer and auctioneer David Fletcher for an afternoon of Antiques in October.