Friends of The John Bunyan Museum and Library


The Friends in 2017

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 2017

Tuesday 20 June

Visit to Wesley Chapel, John Wesley’s House and
the Museum of Methodism, London

Our coach leaves Aspects carpark at 9.30am and will drop us outside Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, London. There will be time for coffee and lunch before our guided tour. Over the years John Wesley’s ‘neat but fine’ Chapel has become the central shrine of Methodism, drawing pilgrims from all over the world. We will also be able to see Bunhill Fields, the famous Dissenters burial ground, which is opposite the Chapel where John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, William Blake and Isaac Watts are buried.

Our guided tour begins at 1.30pm and lasts about an hour and a half. We leave London at about 4.00pm for return to Aspects, Bedford.

The cost is £25 per person, which includes coach travel, entry fee and a tip for the driver. Cheques made payable to Friends of the John Bunyan Museum to be sent to:-

Mrs D Watson, c/o Bunyan Meeting Church

Please also enclose a SAE and your telephone number.


Thursday 19 October at 2.30pm

Bedford’s Hidden History

Presented by David Fowler

Chairman, Bedford Association of Tour Guides

David takes us on a tour of the town, passing familiar locations, revealing

some unknown aspects of its history Followed by tea and cake

Tickets: £10        Friends: £5.00