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Name of Library: John Wesley's House

Address: 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7253 2262

Fax: 020 7608 3825

E-mail: museum@wesleyschapel.org.uk

Website: http://www.wesleyschapel.org.uk

Alternative names

Wesley's Chapel, Museum of Methodism


Heather Carson

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library


Terms of access

By prior appointment

Opening hours

To be negotiated between 11.00-3.00 M-T

Disabled access

On third floor of Georgian house, steep staircase, no lift



No lending



Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


Volumes added per year

Very few


History of Methodism, Methodism outside Britain, John Wesley, history of Wesley's chapel

Special Collections

John Wesley's personal library (400 vols) including 'The Christian library' (50 vols); all minutes

of Methodist Conference from 1744; special hymn book collection


Research resource

History of Methodism, theological writing of C18 Protestantism, research on John and Charles

Wesley and early Methodist preachers

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying (subject to condition/age of book or document)

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff  

Future plans

Conservation means that some items are away for rebinding at times


The library and research facility is housed in John Wesley's house, which is a museum

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