Explore the house with one of the knowledgeable Old Rectory tour guides, learning about the life of the Wesley family when they lived in the 18th century. You can explore the gardens, including the Physic Garden, based on John Wesley’s book of home remedies, Primitive Physic. You can also visit the shop with its wide range of Methodist books and souvenirs.
explore the wonderful house and its gardens
This impressive Grade 1 listed house was the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley.
Built in 1709, Epworth Old Rectory will transport you back in time to the formative years of these pioneering evangelists. Join us for a tour of the house, where you can learn about the different characters who made up the Wesley family. Meet “The Mother of Methodism” and the Wesley children – all ten of them!