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Panacea Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Brilliant museum. Well laid out and presented. Lovely and well informed staff/volunteers. Great tea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Extraordinary place

The Panacea Museum is a place people must visit! Such an interesting piece of modern history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, 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.
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX, England
+44 1234 353178
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant museum. Well laid out and presented. Lovely and well informed staff/volunteers. Great tea and cake in the garden. Well presented information about the Panacea society and similar groups. Made clear the eccentricities of this group in a respectful manner. Enjoyed by all our group...More

Thank Hertfordchilli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Panacea Museum is a place people must visit! Such an interesting piece of modern history, perfectly well presented. The information is easy to understand and clearly shown on boards and various video screens around the museum, covering different parts of the history of Panacea,...More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went there during our day out in town. It is a great museum, with friendly and always smiling staff. We learned a lot about this society, their people, beliefs and the origins of it all. The rooms are well lit, perfect...More

Thank Benny B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We have had this place on our to do list for a very long time & during the River Festival they opened the gardens for charity. The house itself is pure Victorian but it is very stuffy and I felt claustrophobic. A couple of the...More

Thank Polly D
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Fascinating and well presented free museum. Spent a few hours here. Lovely gardens attached. Cant recommend highly enough, though probably not of interest to younger children, or anyone under the age of 15, 16

Thank marcovanbatty
Reviewed July 29, 2018

If you have any interest in fringe religious movements, you'll find this museum captivating. Firstly because the site was so well preserved it still looks very much as it must have during the time of the Panacea Society's heyday. But there's also a huge amount...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed June 22, 2018

If you take a delight in the eccentricity and, frankly, a little loopy, this is the place for you. A small museum offering the highest standards of presentation celebrating one of the most unusual groups to grace the British religious scene.

Thank PGAyre
Reviewed June 7, 2018

The garden of eden really is in reach! Lots of interesting displays in the museum but the real gem is the Panacea's beautiful garden.

Thank WeReviewStuff
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We visited the Museum last week with friends who had been before and told us a little about it. They couldn't have prepared us for the totally fascinating but strange story of the Panacea Society. The Museum is located in a beautiful series of houses...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We were a party of four and had been recommended to view by friends. This is really worth an hour or so to ramble through the properties and enjoy refreshment in the cafe. A quirky museum much of its time early 1900's when so many...More

Thank JILL G
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July 21, 2018|
Response from Panacea M | Property representative |
Right across the road. About a minutes walk.