Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

Englesea Brook, Cheshire

Opening Times

Variable dependant on time of year - see website for times.

Regular 'heritage' services and other special events are held to add interest, relevance and atmosphere to your visit: an experience generally enjoyed with complimentary tea or coffee - see www.engleseabrook.org.uk for dates and details.


Grade II listed
Refreshments available
Toilets available
Gift shop
Second-Hand Book Emporium

Book Sales Over 35,000 second hand books on all subjects, with a good Methodist section, are available for sale every Friday, 10.00am - 2.00pm, and Saturday, 10.00am - 1.00pm, at Hassall Road Methodist Church, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HH. Run by the Friends of Englesea Brook, all proceeds go to support the work of the Chapel and Museum


Car park (with one coach space)

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum


Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

Focusing on the story of the Primitive Methodists (known as the Ranters), a working class revival movement which started in North Staffordshire and spread around the world. The Primitive Methodists were instrumental in the development of trade unionism and sent some of the first working class MPs to Parliament. At Englesea Brook you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the small chapel of the Primitive Methodists, where occasional services are still held, and explore the graveyard as well as the exhibitions and displays in the adjacent museum.

The museum’s collection includes more than 4,000 artefacts and an extensive archive related to the history of the movement. The displays explore themes such as the Primitive Methodists’ promotion of temperance, and the experiences of conscientious objectors in the First World War.


Regular onsite programme of heritage chapel services, talks and tours, plus online heritage talks and bible study sessions via Zoom.

Check our website and social media for further details.
Activity guide available for children.
The museum runs a second hand book sale at Hassall Road Methodist Church, Alsager every Friday and Saturday 10am-2pm

Inside the museum...


Inside the chapel...

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum
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Home of Primitive Methodism

Find out the story of who the primitive methodists were and how they shaped the Methodist Church in Britain today.


Latest Exhibition

How 5 Shillings, Faith and Belief inspired the Beginning of the Probation Service

Prim plate example

Upcoming Event

From bible study session via Zoom to heritage services, there is always a busy schedule of events. Click the link below to see upcoming events.

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

Great place to learn a bit about Primitive Methodism. We received a warm welcome with coffee, tea, and cookies. The guides were so friendly, showing us around the church and the collection of treasures in storage across the street.

Visitor to Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

Consult the opening times to arrange your visit to the museum and chapel via the link below.