Closed during December and January.
We will re-open from 3rd February. Opening days will be Thursday - Saturday.
COVID-19 safety Measures:
For the safety of our staff and volunteers, we prefer that masks are worn when inside the museum buildings. However all visitors will be admitted whether wearing a mask or not.
Hand sanitising stations are at each entrance and exit and at specific points throughout the buildings.
A one-way system is in operation in the main museum. Our Tea Shop is fully re-open, with indoor seating available.
We are assisting with the NHS Contact and Trace system via the official NHS COVID-19 app, which can be downloaded onto a smartphone on Android or IOS. If you plan to check in via the app, please make sure you have installed it before you arrive. For more information, please visit the NHS site here: www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/
The Panacea Museum is free to all.
On foot: Bedford, MK40 3NX, near to both The Higgins Bedford and the John Bunyan Museum. There are bicycle racks at the entrance to the museum.
By public transport: The museum is located in the town centre and is easily accessible from Bedford’s railway and bus stations. To plan a journey by train please click here. To plan a journey by bus please click here.
By car: There is no public on-site parking. However, pay and display parking is available in the surrounding streets. There is also a multi-storey car park is in Lurke Street only a few minutes’ walk from the museum. Please click here for further details of public parking in Bedford.
Accessible parking information can be found here.