Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum
This interesting chapel with its different phases of architecture reveals how social and religious attitudes changed over time. You’ll see the first very primitive Methodist pulpit which you will be able to compare with a 1890s pulpit. You can also view original box pews dating from 1832 and an organ that was bought from America in 1875. The Chapel has many artefacts on a rotating display, these include banners, a rare Atlas printing press, dating from 1821, and a fascinating collection of pottery. The chapel has over 3,000 artefacts which are not on display all the time, including over 100 banners which can be viewed on a digital display in the museum.
While you are there, learn how some of the 19th century women were ahead of their time, and see the gravestone of Sarah Kirkland, the first women to become a Methodist Minister in 1815. You also get the chance to see the grave of Hugh Bourne, one of the founders of Primitive Methodism. He was buried in 1852 and had more than 16,000 people lining the street for his funeral procession.
Opening Times: April to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, every Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm, and at anytime by appointment. For more information of opening times and group bookings please visit their website below.
Costs: Admission is free and donations are very welcome. A small charge of £3.00 is made for organised groups which includes refreshments, a talk and a tour of the chapel and museum.
Photo Credits: © Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum
For further information please visit: http://www.engleseabrook-museum.org.uk