The Museum of Methodism

Welcome
Discover the origins and spread of Methodism here at City Road through our fascinating collection of objects, documents and paintings.

Listen to our wonderful introduction video narrated by BBC’s Huw Edwards. Learn how missionaries braved the journey to new countries overseas to spread their beliefs and what awaited them there.
See the objects that belonged to Wesley, his brother and other important Methodists throughout the ages and what Wesley’s mission and views on social justice did not only for people of faith but for the poor, the sick, the enslaved and those in need in London and throughout the world.

If you would like to go on a virtual tour of our City Road site, including John Wesley’s House, please click here.

Explore some of our exhibits online:

  • image © Hufton & Crow
Arts Council England Accreditation →
The John Wesley House and The Museum of Methodism celebrate their recent full accreditation by the Arts Council England.

The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for UK museums. To qualify, museums must meet clearly-defined standards on how they care for and document their collections and how they are managed and developed. Full Accreditation is the benchmark required by funding bodies nationally to provide grants for projects, object acquisitions and outreach.

The Museum of Methodism and The John Wesley House have met and exceeded the Accreditation Scheme’s requirements. For example, many items in the collection have been catalogued digitally on a specialist museum database for the first time. This makes access to collections much quicker and effective. Similarly, the museum did very well in satisfying physical access and facility requirements. Achieving full accreditation is the result of much hard work, in particular of the Wesley’s Chapel Heritage Stewards who look after visitors and assist with the collections.