Click here for other parts of east-central London
Click here for other museums in London
John Wesley's Chapel Museum|
City Road, EC1
Nearest Tube: Old Street
John Wesley's Chapel was founded in 1777 when Wesley himself laid the foundation stone. It first opened for worship the next year and for the next 150 years it was the primary place of worship for Methodists the world over.
The church was damaged by fire and subsequently renovated in the late 19th century. It remained unchanged for the next few decades and survived the bombs of the Blitz during the Second World War.
Nevertheless, by the 1970s the chapel had gone into disrepair to the extent that in 1972 it was closed. By 1978 enough money had been raised to restore it to its former glory and it was reopened 200 years to the day after it was first opened for worship.
The chapel is situated next to the house where Wesley lived when he was in London and this, along with the chapel, is now open to the public. There is also an interesting Museum of Methodism situated in the chapel's crypt, which, together with the chapel and house, contains all manner of Wesley memorabilia.
The museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays and from noon to 2pm Sundays. Admission costs around £4 for adults.
Copyright © 1995 to 2016 Smooth Hound Systems
Smooth Hound Systems accepts no liability with regards to the accuracy of the information on this site.
Users are advised to double check information such as dates, times, prices etc.