Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House

London (City and East), London & South-East England


Administrator - administration@wesleyschapel.org.uk

020 7253 2262


Opening Times

Chapel, museum & house : Tuesday - Saturday (10:30 - 16:00). See website for service times.


Access for disabled visitors to house limited to ground floor.
Wesley's Chapel : Grade I Listed
House : Grade II* Listed
Grave / Memorial
Refreshments by prior request
Gift shop
Toilets include disabled and baby changing facilities.


Parking on site for disabled badge holders only (advance booking essential).

Museum of Methodism


Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House

Close to 'the City' of London, Wesley's Chapel was built by John Wesley in 1778 as his London base, and replaced his original London chapel, the Foundery (the site of which is commemorated by a wall plaque just 50m away).

Today, Wesley's Chapel is considered by many as 'The Mother Church of World Methodism' and has a thriving, cosmopolitan congregation. This 'cathedral' of Methodism features Victorian stained glass and a baptismal font dating from 1891. Charles Wesley's organ is in the 'new' Foundery Chapel, while a pulpit and some pews from the 'old' Foundery are on display and a memorial to Susanna Wesley stands just inside the gate. Her grave is to be found in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, opposite the Chapel.

Wesley's house is one of two built on this site a year after the chapel to house John Wesley and his servants, and visiting preachers and their families. The house is not only a rare example of a Georgian townhouse, but inside has been refurbished to show day-to-day life in Wesley's time. Many of John Wesley's belongings are on display and give insights into his travels and his interests, such as the developments in medicine that he used in his ministry.

In the study, visitors can find his personal library collection, where the books bear his signature, and his electricity generator, which he used to treat depression. John Wesley died in this house in 1791 and his tomb, together with the grave of one of his sisters, can be found in the graveyard behind the chapel, which is now a peaceful garden.

The Museum of Methodism (located in the crypt of Wesley's Chapel and refurbished in 2013) tells the story of Methodism from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries and explores the wide role the movement has played in London and in Britain's social and political history.

Inside the museum...

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Photo Credit : Hufton & Crow
Foundery Pulpit image
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Photo Credit: Hufton & Crow

Inside the chapel...

Wesley's Chapel
Wesley's Chapel
Wesleys interior

Inside the house...

JW Prayer Closet
John Wesley's Prayer Closet
Wesley's House
Wesley's tomb
Wesley's tomb


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Browse over 15,000 objects in this rich collection of Methodist history



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Museum of Methodism

Wonderful small museum, stunning chapel and John Wesley's original Georgian house. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Great way to learn more about Methodism the Wesleys...

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