John Bunyan Museum & Library


John Bunyan Museum tells the story of John Bunyan (1628 -1688), the renowned author, pastor and preacher. Visitors are able to take a walk through Bunyan’s life and times, see 17th Century Bedfordshire, and visit Bunyan in prison. The museum showcases some of the objects owned by Bunyan, and copies of his most famous work including The Pilgrim’s Progress. An internationally renowned story which has been translated into over 200 languages. There are lots of family friendly trails to help visitors explore the museum, including a photo-trail and quiz. Bunyan Meeting church was built in 1850, and stands on the site of Bunyan’s original church where he was minister from 1671 to 1688. Scenes from The Pilgrim’s Progress can be found on the bronze entrance doors and stunning stained glass windows.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 11am- 4pm (last entry 3:45)
  • The museum is closed from the end of October half-term to February half-term
  • Groups and Schools welcome throughout the year by appointment


  • Shop
  • Foyer Coffee shop
  • Toilets

Access Information:

  • Disabled access
  • Nappy change facilities
  • Stairlift

What's On page:

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Photo of John Bunyan Museum & Library


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

Telephone: 01234 270303