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Charles Wesley's House

Charles Wesley was his brother’s right-hand man in creating the Methodist movement.  After his marriage in 1749, Charles ceased living at the New Room and rented accommodation for his wife and family in Bristol. In the nearby St James’ churchyard can be seen the grave of six of his children. From 1766 to 1771 the family lived in No 4 Charles Street and visitors to the house can see the rooms and the garden as they are believed to have been at that time. This includes seeing his study where he wrote some of his 7,000 hymns. Among the portraits in the house are those of Charles’s two sons, Charles and Samuel, who were musical prodigies. For a virtual tour please see the Charles Wesley House at Since 2017, the house now also contains displays devoted to telling the story of hymn writing and the hugely significant role played by both Charles and John Wesley.

Please note that the house is only open for pre-arranged group visits of over 10 people.  Groups of 10 or more booked in advance - Adult 6/Senior (over 65) 5/Student 4/Child (5-16) 3.                                                                                                    
Additional visitor information

Very limited coach access and parking (on-street metered parking nearby)
No access for disabled people due to many very steep steps and stairs


Charles Wesley's House
4 Charles Street
Bristol BS1 3NN

By prior booking only - two weeks notice required. Available Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Getting there [ST589736]
Car: City centre location
Bus: One minute walk from bus station
Train: 20 minutes from Temple Meads station

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