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Wesley's House

This collection of Georgian and Victorian buildings grouped in a fine courtyard setting include John Wesley’s chapel, his house and the Museum of Methodism. John Wesley lived here for 12 years, dying here in 1791, it remains one of London’s finest surviving examples of a small Georgian house with his own rooms where personal belongings and furniture are preserved.

The Museum of Methodism in the Crypt of Wesley’s Chapel tells the history of Methodism from John Wesley to the present day including its contribution to shaping Britain’s political and social history. It contains a unique collection of personal possessions besides a large collection of Wesleyan ceramics, some of the finest Methodist paintings and Wesley’s original pulpit from The Foundry Chapel. There are also temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Wesley's Chapel was built in 1778 to designs by George Dance the Younger, it served as Wesley's London base and replaced his previous London Chapel, The Foundry which stood about 200 yards away. The Chapel has thriving congregation with regular Sunday service and the Museum contains a unique collection of his possessions. Wesley is buried in the graveyard behind the Chapel.

Admission Charge.

See Also: Central Hall

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