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Panacea Museum

9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX, England
+44 1234 353178
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Really Interesting!

Well organised, very interesting, friendly staff. Lovely place to relax and have a cup of tea and a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura B
Bedford, United Kingdom

Finally got to look round this place last week. The main problem is it's not open a lot. I concur... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bryan F
London, United Kingdom
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Discover the amazing story of the unique religious community who created their own Garden of Eden in the centre of Bedford.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX, England
+44 1234 353178
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well organised, very interesting, friendly staff. Lovely place to relax and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the garden. Enjoyed some badminton on the lawn. The museum was very interesting and restored beautifully. Its closed now until next year but...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got to look round this place last week. The main problem is it's not open a lot. I concur with most of what the 4 or 5 star reviewers have already written. Fascinating and even the 10 year old with us found it interesting....More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This has to be one of the oddest, interesting places and stories we have ever visited. We came upon it by accident, via a book which mentioned the "panacea" kind of cult. It's a great museum with visual audio movies to explain the place. Lots...More

Thank thwaiteman
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This museum celebrates a dubious group who manipulated people into remaining unmarried, into preparing for the unlikely 3-day stay of 24 bishops in order to open a sealed box of prophesies left by an early nineteenth century founder. The atmosphere in the various buildings is...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Before arriving in Bedford I'd never heard of the panacea museum and knew nothing about the strange "prophets" who had lived in the house or their works. I'm not at all convinced by their veracity or relevance but the house is a time capsule and...More

Thank ian1232015
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I've lived in the area for over a year and had no idea this was here until I happened to walk past one day on a diversion from my usual route. We popped in just to see what it was about but ended up staying...More

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lovely Cup of Tea, played badminton and dominoes in the beautiful garden, very restful! Lots of ripe pears, plums and apples! Only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hours may change for the winter.

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Whatever you might think of the Panacea Society's beliefs, this museum is incredibly well thought out and gives good insight into society over the years. Well worth spending a couple of hours here. Time to meander at your own pace is another positive with an...More

Thank sharonwT1589IA
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The museum is different of other museums, you can know about stranges facts that happened years ago, and the entrance is free!

Thank RachelMirror
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Despite being a life-long local resident I had never been here before, but was mightily impressed. It's free, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the presentation of material rivals that of any mainstream museum. The Panacea story is a fascinating one and well-told, if...More

Thank David B
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