What is The John Bunyan Museum & Library?
The John Bunyan Museum tells the story of John Bunyan (1628 -1688), the renowned author, pastor and preacher. Visitors to the museum are able to take a walk through Bunyan’s life and times. See 17th Century Bedford, hear Bunyan tell his story and visit him in prison. There are lots of family-friendly trails to help visitors explore the museum, including a photo-trail and quiz.
The Pilgrim’s Progress, his most famous work, has been translated into over 200 languages, many examples of which can be seen in the museum. The museum showcases some of the objects owned and used by Bunyan, from the anvil he used as a tinker to the jug believed to have been used by Bunyan’s blind daughter to take ale or soup to her father in prison. The John Bunyan Museum & Library also contains an important collection of books, pamphlets, biographies and more, by and relating to John Bunyan.
Opening times (please check before making a special trip)
March until the end of October
Tuesday to Saturday 11am-4pm