20th May - 24th October
Thursday - Sunday, 11.00 - 17.00
COVID-19 safety Measures:
All visitors to the museum are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth, we have a supply of disposable masks if needed.
Hand sanitising stations are at each entrance and exit and at specific points throughout the buildings.
A new one-way system is in operation in as many areas as possible. Whilst our main museum buildings Castleside" and The Founders House will be open, the Tea Shop and Wireless Room will remain closed until further notice.
Visitors are asked to please enter the Museum via the usual entrance on Newnham Road, but you will now exit through Founder's House onto Albany Road when leaving.
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.