20th May - 24th October
Thursday - Sunday, 11.00 - 17.00
COVID-19 safety Measures:
For the safety of our staff and volunteers, we ask that you wear a mask when inside the Museum buildings. We can provide disposable masks if needed.
Hand sanitising stations are at each entrance and exit and at specific points throughout the buildings.
A one-way system is in operation in as many areas as possible. Our Tea Shop reopened at the beginning of August, with safety measures including outdoor seating and distancing. The side entrance to 'Founder's House' is now back in use, to avoid foot traffic through the Tea Shop area.
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.