John Wesley’s House

Last updated 12th February 2019
Name of library John Wesley’s House 
Address 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU 
Telephone 020 7253 2262 
Fax 020 7608 3825 
Alternative names Wesley’s Chapel, Museum of Methodism 
Contact & Job Title Christian Dettlaff,  Curator
Purpose & 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 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. No lending. 
Number of volumes 2,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  Very few
Coverage 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  
Changes in next five years affecting the above Conservation means that some items are away for rebinding at times 
Anything else about the library  The library and research facility is housed in John Wesley’s house, which is a museum