John Bunyan Museum, Bedford

An inspiring museum dedicated to the life and works of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. Imprisoned for his beliefs, John Bunyan's work transformed literature and inspired people the world over. This museum has a great programme of activities for families and free admission apart from group visits. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 4pm. Foyer coffee shop (10 – 1pm).

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The Panacea Museum is 0.9 miles from Bedford Midland Railway Station. Follow the sign posted route to the Town Centre and Art Gallery & Museum, about 20 min walk. When you reach Castle Lane and The Higgins, carry on through the Castle Gardens to Newnham Road where we are located.

There are frequent services from London (St Pancras International) with trains arriving and departing every 30 mins. Train services run from Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London stations, St Albans and Luton through to Bedford.

Take the train for a picturesque way to arrive, take the Marston Vale Line from Bletchley to St John's Station, Bedford calling at local stations.

Follow the signposted route from the station to the Town Centre, and to the Art Gallery & Museum. Connections are available at Bletchley from Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard.

Further details can be found on the Marston Vale Community Rail website.

Nearby Art Trail points of interest