Family Visits & Projects

Virtual Autumn Open Day

Welcome to our Virtual Autumn Open Day, please take a look at our downloadable activities below:

Why not try some traditional seasonal recipes from John Wesley's kitchen? Recipes from the Autumn Kitchen

Help our Housekeeper, Elizabeth, around the House with our Autumn House Trail

Find out more about some star objects from the House with our Curators Picks

Lacemaking was a common 18th century cottage industry, find out more here What is Bobbin Lace

Our craft activity can be found below, we're looking for you to re-imagine Wesley's Chapel!

Family Activities

October half-term: Design a Chapel Competition

As we won’t be able to have our usual re-enactment day this October half-term, we’re asking you to get creative at home and have a go at recreating or re-designing the front of the Chapel. You can use any materials have at home: paint, pens, pencils, craft materials, loo rolls, or lego, and it can be any style you like, a painting, collage, drawing or even a 3D sculpture. There is a template below to use, if needed.

There are two age groups, 5s and under and ages 6-13. The under 5s winner will win two lovely Usbourne books, ‘Peep Inside a Beehive’ and ‘Pop-Up London’. The winner of the 6-13 age category will win a copy of ‘Where’s Wally: Double Trouble at the Museum’ and ‘Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media’.
Please send a photo of your entry with your name and age to Gemma at by Monday 2 November 2020, or share your image on our social media.

Download the template: Design the Chapel Competition

Wesley's Wednesday Challenge: Half-term edition
Wesley's Wednesday Challenge is back! The theme is 'Spooky Stories'!Wesley's Wednesday Challenge - Spooky Stories

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