The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House

The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House The official page for the Museum of Methodism and Wesley's House. Please note the Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays, 11.00am-2.30pm. The House remains closed.
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The Museum of Methodism tells the history of Methodism from John Wesley to the present day and its contribution to shaping Britain’s political and social history. John Wesley’s House stands next to the Chapel. His home for over a decade it is one of the finest surviving small Georgian townhouses in London.

Mission: To preserve and promote the history of Methodism and John Wesley's home.

Operating as usual

Some words from John Wesley on #WorldKindnessDay
13/11/2020

Some words from John Wesley on #WorldKindnessDay

On #WorldKindnessDay some wise words from John Wesley

This year we will be celebrating our usual Georgian Christmas from home!  Families can get creative with a Christmas Cra...
12/11/2020

This year we will be celebrating our usual Georgian Christmas from home! Families can get creative with a Christmas Craft Pack inspired by the traditional decorations at John Wesley's House. There are two options to choose from: order a craft pack only to complete in your own time, or order a craft pack to complete at our Christmas Craft-a-long on Sat 12 December.

Order a Craft pack only here: http://ow.ly/PGY150CiuIC or order a craft pack to complete at our Craft-a-long on Sat 12 December here: https://craft-pack-plus-craftalong.eventbrite.co.uk

Methodist Heritage #FamilyThursdays #Christmas #GeorgianChristmas #Craft

#Onthisday in 1745 John Wesley reported some raucous #Bonfire Night celebrations in Leeds!#5November #Leeds
05/11/2020

#Onthisday in 1745 John Wesley reported some raucous #Bonfire Night celebrations in Leeds!

#5November #Leeds

As of 5 November, The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House will be closed until at least 2nd December, in line with...
03/11/2020

As of 5 November, The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House will be closed until at least 2nd December, in line with government guidelines. We hope to resume our Thursday & Friday open days (via booked appointments) as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please do stay in touch with us via social media and there is plenty to explore on the website http://ow.ly/a2z950Ca1SV

There's a special half-term edition of Wesley's Wednesday Challenge now out! The theme is spooky stories! Get the pack h...
28/10/2020

There's a special half-term edition of Wesley's Wednesday Challenge now out! The theme is spooky stories! Get the pack here
http://ow.ly/oTfV50C4SVg
Methodist Heritage

It's our Virtual Autumn Open Day today! Visit our website here  http://ow.ly/mKPb50C0ROR. Will you try the 18th century ...
24/10/2020

It's our Virtual Autumn Open Day today! Visit our website here http://ow.ly/mKPb50C0ROR. Will you try the 18th century recipes? Can you help the Housekeeper Elizabeth complete her tasks for the day? Plus learn more about our Curator's Picks Methodist Heritage

22/10/2020
21/10/2020

Our competition to re-imagine Wesley's Chapel is open until 2 November. What might you create? See our website for more details and how to enter http://ow.ly/RkZB50BYtJd

#HalfTerm #Art #Craft #Create

Calling #Islington schools! We've adapted our outreach workshop 'John Wesley's Guide to Staying Healthy in 18th Century ...
16/10/2020

Calling #Islington schools! We've adapted our outreach workshop 'John Wesley's Guide to Staying Healthy in 18th Century London' to be delivered safely in school. Our outreach sessions are free! Contact Gemma on [email protected] to find out more and to book

#Outreach #London #18thcentury Methodist Heritage

A message regarding worship this Sunday from Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission
16/10/2020

A message regarding worship this Sunday from Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission

In consultation with the London District, Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission will gather for worship as planned at 11 am: please consider staying home and joining by livestream if your journey requires public transport or if you are in a vulnerable group.
Our church AGM will be online or via phone only, and begin on zoom at the later time of 1 pm, details as in the weekly update sent on Monday. The zoom room will open at 12.30 pm.
Face covering, social distance, and other risk reductions continue.
God is faithful!

Baked apples, an Autumn trail and the chance to find out more about some of the objects in the House! Join us virtually ...
15/10/2020

Baked apples, an Autumn trail and the chance to find out more about some of the objects in the House! Join us virtually on Sat 24 October for our autumn open day. There will be resources to download from our website via this link http://ow.ly/EPmZ50BT8lE. If printing is difficult, please contact us as we will be able to post out some of the resources, such as the House trail.

#Thingstodo #MuseumFromHome #FamilyThursdays #Halfterm Methodist Heritage

Our new display case is currently home to an exciting taster display  linked to next year's exhibition 'Leadership on a ...
09/10/2020

Our new display case is currently home to an exciting taster display linked to next year's exhibition 'Leadership on a Journey'. On display are items belonging to Dr. Rev. Inderjit Bhogal MBE, the first President of Conference to be born overseas. Pictured here are his walking boots, which he wore in 1997 when he walked from the steps of the Town Hall in Sheffield to 10 Downing Street to hand deliver a letter to the Prime Minister asking for a fairer deal for people seeking asylum.

A lovely trail to celebrate Harvest in our courtyard this week from Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission, why not pop in? O...
07/10/2020

A lovely trail to celebrate Harvest in our courtyard this week from Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission, why not pop in? Our courtyard is open daily.

Our latest courtyard trail is inspired by our Harvest Festival, which takes place on Sunday 11th October. We are supporting Whitechapel Mission with a collection - bring goods to the service or dontate online at http://ow.ly/LNJ950BIWLq

Full high needs list: http://ow.ly/laN050BIWQz

02/10/2020
Friday Collective Worship

Jen Smith, Superintendent Minister of Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission shared some reflections on objects in our collection linked to early Black Methodists for Kent College Canterbury. The reflections are introduced by the school's chaplain, Paul Glass.
#BlackHistoryMonth

This video is about Friday Collective Worship

01/10/2020

Competition Alert! As we won’t be able to have our usual re-enactment day this October half-term, we’re asking you to get creative at home and have a go at recreating or re-designing the front of Wesley's Chapel. You can use any materials have at home: paint, pens, pencils, craft materials, loo rolls, or lego, and it can be any style you like, a painting, collage, drawing or even a 3D sculpture. On our website there is a free template to use, if needed.

There are two age groups: 5s and under and ages 6-13. The under 5s winner will win two lovely Usbourne books, ‘Peep Inside a Beehive’ and ‘Pop-Up London’. The winner of the 6-13 age category will win a copy of ‘Where’s Wally: Double Trouble at the Museum’ and ‘Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media’.

Please send a photo of your entry with your name and age to Gemma at [email protected] by Monday 2 November, or share your image on our social media. The template and more information can be found at http://ow.ly/lZ0E50BGAWw

#FamilyThursdays #GetCreative #OctoberHalfTerm

We're pleased to hear this from our friends Dr Johnson's House!
01/10/2020

We're pleased to hear this from our friends Dr Johnson's House!

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Johnson's House will be reopening on Friday 6 November!
We're taking timed bookings for Fridays and Saturdays and you can find out all the details and book your visit here: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/visit.html

If you can't visit the House in person, we're also very excited to tell you that we can now offer virtual tours of the House, led by the Curator. You can find out more and book on our group bookings page: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/groups.html

Our latest 'Highlight from the House' is John Wesley's highboy. At only 5"3 Wesley may have had a bit more trouble reach...
28/09/2020

Our latest 'Highlight from the House' is John Wesley's highboy. At only 5"3 Wesley may have had a bit more trouble reaching those top drawers than our Curator! Click the link for the video
http://ow.ly/KTqx50BD0xI

Epworth Old Rectory are hosting a series of online discussions 'From Susanna's Kitchen'. The first, which takes place on...
21/09/2020

Epworth Old Rectory are hosting a series of online discussions 'From Susanna's Kitchen'. The first, which takes place on 28 September at 2pm, reflects on Susanna as a role model for today's Methodist women. It's free to join and more information can be found on their website, link below.

Join us online to hear more about Susanna Wesley and women's lives in the story of Methodism.
Visit our website for all the information you need to be part of what promises to be a very interesting discussion.
https://epwortholdrectory.org.uk/

We have a competition to celebrate the launch of a new book now being sold in our Museum shop! ‘People called Methodists...
18/09/2020

We have a competition to celebrate the launch of a new book now being sold in our Museum shop! ‘People called Methodists. A collection of anecdotes’, by John A. Vickers, shares anecdotes of Methodists throughout the years and we’d like to give away a copy! Just get in touch with us to share one of your favourite anecdotes about any historical Methodists, or an anecdote from your circuit, church or an event. We’ll pick a winner at random and share their story. You can enter by commenting on this post with your story or by emailing [email protected] by Friday 9th October. Good luck!

This week we feature two interesting but very different chairs from John Wesley's House, one is John Wesley's Conference...
15/09/2020

This week we feature two interesting but very different chairs from John Wesley's House, one is John Wesley's Conference Chair and the other an 18th century exercise contraption! Watch the video here https://youtu.be/UPwPiASLwHE

Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission
15/09/2020

Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission

Could you, or someone you know, be the newest member of our staff team? We're looking for a part time caretaker. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Charles Wesley's bureau and study chair are featured in our next 'Highlights from the House' video. We know Charles stay...
09/09/2020

Charles Wesley's bureau and study chair are featured in our next 'Highlights from the House' video. We know Charles stayed at the City Road House, but he also had houses in Marylebone and Bristol. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/kf8BR-mNBF0

Our last journey with Wesley, for the time being, is to Newcastle, a town he was certainly fond of, as this quote from 4...
04/09/2020

Our last journey with Wesley, for the time being, is to Newcastle, a town he was certainly fond of, as this quote from 4 June 1759 shows:

‘After preaching, I rode on to Newcastle. Certainly, if I did not believe there was another world, I should spend all my summers here, as I know no place in Great Britain comparable to it for pleasantness. But I seek another country, and therefore am content to be a wanderer upon earth.’

The image shows Newcastle in the mid-18th century.

A new courtyard trail this week from our friends at Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission. A fun chance to 'meet' the team!
03/09/2020

A new courtyard trail this week from our friends at Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission. A fun chance to 'meet' the team!

Our courtyard is open daily, and currently offers the opportunity to "meet" some of our staff. There are currently 7 faces to find.

This week's Highlight from the House is John Wesley's Bookcase, with a rare chance to look at some of the books inside.h...
02/09/2020

This week's Highlight from the House is John Wesley's Bookcase, with a rare chance to look at some of the books inside.
http://ow.ly/8N2750BeNS2

Some information about Samuel Wesley's grave in Epworth.
01/09/2020

Some information about Samuel Wesley's grave in Epworth.

The Grave of Reverend Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley was the Rector of Epworth from 1696 until his death in 1735. He was buried outside the south door of the chancel at St Andrews Church in Epworth. Here during the summer of 1742, when not allowed to officiate within the church, John Wesley (his son) preached from his father's tomb and did so on several occasions.

Over the years it has eroded somewhat but we will write what is on Samuels epitaph.

Here

Lieth all that was mortal of Samuel Wesley AM he was Rector of Epworth 39 years and departed this life 25th April 1735 aged 72.

As he lived he died in the true Catholic Faith of the Holy Trinity in unity and that Jesus Christ is God incarnate and the only saviour of mankind Acts 4-12

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord yea faith the spirit that they may rest from their labour and their works do follow them. Revelation 14-15

Wales is our next stop with Wesley. He visited many times in his life, often commenting on the beautiful scenery. This v...
31/08/2020

Wales is our next stop with Wesley. He visited many times in his life, often commenting on the beautiful scenery. This visit to Pembroke on 22 August 1788 seems to have left him frustrated, however, in the following days he writes of large crowds at Haverfordwest and Swansea.

Our new display case has arrived! We'll be able to use it for temporary exhibitions in the future which is exciting. Cur...
28/08/2020

Our new display case has arrived! We'll be able to use it for temporary exhibitions in the future which is exciting. Currently, we've moved some of John Wesley's items from the House whilst it remains closed; his shoes, travelling lamp, travelling communion set and writing desk.

27/08/2020
Summer Craft - Collage Creations

Our final craft video of the summer is 'Collage Creations', where you'll use collage to create outfits for some of the characters linked to our site's history. Watch the video here
https://youtu.be/n9k8gpmjo0c

#FamilyThursdays #Summer #Summerfun #craft #create #collage #art

It's our last Wesley's Wednesday Challenge, for now at least! We're asking for feedback on the packs so please do comple...
27/08/2020

It's our last Wesley's Wednesday Challenge, for now at least! We're asking for feedback on the packs so please do complete our short survey if you can! This week's theme is 'Celebrations' and the pack (and survey) can be found here http://ow.ly/o1V750BaJJ7
#FamilyThursday

Our final I-Spy trail of the Summer is now out in the courtyard until 2 September. Can you find Mr Wesley and friends? T...
27/08/2020

Our final I-Spy trail of the Summer is now out in the courtyard until 2 September. Can you find Mr Wesley and friends? There are 12 to spot!

#FamilyThursdays #Islington #ISpy #Thingstodo #Summer

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General information

An independent charity which looks after the Museum of Methodism and John Wesley's House (18th century Georgian London Townhouse) Free entry to museum, house & chapel. If you planning to visit us in a group (more than 6 people together) you must book in advance by calling us on 020 7253 2262 as we can only take 15 people or less inside the house at once. Please go to the museum in the crypt of the chapel and a steward will take you around Wesley's House. The house cannot be accessed from the street.

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STUCK INSIDE? COME ON OUR WESLEY TOUR! We love taking people on the Wesley trail around Epworth but it has been a real problem this year. Hearing his words in the very places he wrote abut is always moving. To fill the gap we have made our own little film about Wesley and Epworth. Hope you enjoy!
Just a reminder that our Georgian Tea Room today has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule soon!
unique John Wesley pitcher in auction - ends 14 Sep, 2018 01:45:10 BST
where is the museum located, please?
A wee wildflower for Mr Wesley's birthday
Kneeling at the original communion rail