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Panacea Museum

9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX, England
+44 1234 353178
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We have had this place on our to do list for a very long time & during the River Festival they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Polly D
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Must do in Bedford

Fascinating and well presented free museum. Spent a few hours here. Lovely gardens attached... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marcovanbatty
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rochester, kent
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free entry” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX, England
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+44 1234 353178
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"tea room"
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"victorian house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 23 June 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
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Reviewed 8 June 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
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Reviewed 3 June 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
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Reviewed 9 May 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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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Well lived in Bedford all my life and never visited. Very very interesting. Well worth a visit. Free entry. Staff very informative.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I expected a fusty, quirky, curious homespun museum based on some slightly weird new age philosophy, but found myself slightly on edge and a touch disturbed in a cult's headquarters. The volunteers, absolutely not cult members and as friendly and ordinary as you could get,...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Very interesting and unique museum with dedicated volunteers. Sat in the garden of Eden and had a pot of tea with my sister. Well worth a visit.

Thank leggsue
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Panacea M | Property representative |
Right across the road. About a minutes walk.
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