John Wesley's House & The Museum of Methodism tell the story of Methodism to the present day and its contribution to shaping Britain's political and social history.

John Wesley's House, Wesley's home for over a decade, it is one of the finest surviving small Georgian townhouses in London. On site, there is also The Museum of Methodism and Wesley's Chapel.

We offer free school visits for Key Stages 2 and 3 with hands-on workshops that explore life in 18th century London, who John Wesley was and his role within the local community.

The Learning and Community Engagement Officer can also visit your classroom with a choice of interactive outreach sessions (also free of charge):

Great Georgian Bake Off (KS2)

The session uses this popular concept to explore life in 18th century London and John Wesley’s role in helping his local community. As well as thinking about what healthy eating means today, students will learn about how people from different backgrounds ate and lived, comparing the lifestyles of different characters and food provision at the time. Students will also handle replica 18th century kitchen objects as part of the ‘technical challenge’ to see if they can guess what they were used for.

Resources for a follow-up session about planning a healthy menu are also included.

John Wesley’s guide to staying healthy in the 18th Century (KS2)

John Wesley, a local to Islington, is probably best known for his role in the growth of Methodism. However, he was also interested in healthy living. In this interactive session students will learn about what life and healthcare was like for people from different walks of life and what it is to be healthy today. Pupils will also use hands-on activities to learn about Wesley’s advice on curing common conditions in the 18th century.

Rseources for a follow-up session about developing a ‘Wellbeing Walk’ of the local area are also included.

To book a visit or outreach session please contact the Learning & Community Engagement Officer on or call 0207 253 2262

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