Learning programmes

We offer three learning programmes which can be tailored to support what you are teaching in school.
Our main themes are 18th Century Life, Methodist Musings (for a religious comparison topic or for Methodist schools) and Slavery and the Abolition.
If you have any queries or you wish to make a booking please contact our Learning Officer.

Please note: if you need a space for lunch let us know at least a month in advance to avoid disappointment.

18th Century Life
Experience what life was like for a servant in a Middle Class home in 18th century London.
Built in the late 1800s John Wesley’s House provides an accurate experience of the architecture, furniture and everyday living of someone at this period in history.
This programme will give pupils a hands on experience through workshops and role playing as to what it was like to be a servant at that time, what jobs they had to do and what people thought about hygiene, medicine, slavery and religion.

Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 History (how people lived, health & architecture)
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Slavery and the Abolition
Learn about the rise of the slave trade from the 1500s through to the formation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the abolition. Pupils are asked to think about what it means to be a slave as they handle replica objects and look at items in our museum. They will also lean how John Wesley and Methodism became involved in the campaign to abolish it and slavery in our world today.

Key Stage 4 & 5 Citizenship
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Methodist Musings
This programme will bring Wesley’s Chapel alive for your students.
As a current place of worship and the very roots of Methodist heritage the site will help students understand why the faith was founded in the 1700s, why it is still practised today and how it differs from other forms of Christianity.
This programme includes a tour of the Museum of Methodism, John Wesley’s House (the founder of Methodism) as well as Wesley’s Chapel to give pupils an experience of Methodism as a whole.

Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 Religious Education (religious comparison)
Key Stage 4 & 5 Religious Education (religious comparison)
Key Stage 4 & 5 Citizenship
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Teacher’s Pack

  • The Museum of Methodism and Wesley Teacher’s Information Pack
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The pack covers Wesley’s Chapel, John Wesley’s House, and the Museum of Methodism. It has been written to help teachers plan educational visits to Wesley’s Chapel, and to use it to support several aspects of the National Curriculum.