A Georgian Valentine’s Day

Cover of Spring 2011 issue of Barbican Life with article on Wesley, the chapel and his house in City Road. The article may be read by clicking on Magazine issues on barbicanlife.com

 

14th of February 11am-3pm in John Wesley’s House

Admission is free

Discover how Georgians celebrated Valentine’s Day here in this rare and historic London Townhouse.

Come and meet our costumed re-enactors in John Wesley’s House and discover how the Georgians celebrated Valentine’s Day.

The Cook will be down in the kitchen with homemade baking for you to taste, our Housekeeper will be straightening things up and there will be Valentine’s day card making upstairs.

Learn how the Georgians used herbs and charms to attract a partner.

Our museum and Chapel will also be open.

Quote: “We are going to bring the strange idea about love and Valentine’s day poetry practised by the Georgians here in this rare London Townhouse. We will be opening the front door to the public and giving them the experience of meeting characters dressed up as real people who lived here and find out what their life was like.”- Aisha Al-Sadie, Learning and Community Engagement Officer.

Conclusion:

Experience a Georgian valentine’s day upstairs and downstairs inside a Georgian London townhouse for free! Find out more about who John Wesley was, how he helped the poor and find out what chores Betsy and the Cook had to do every day in the house. There will also be an opportunity for children to get dressed up, do our house trail and do some make and take crafts!

About John Wesley’s House and the Museum of Methodism:

The Museum of Methodism tells the history of Methodism from John Wesley to the present day and its contribution to shaping Britain’s political and social history. John Wesley’s House stands next to the Chapel. His home for over a decade it is one of the finest surviving small Georgian townhouses in London.

John Wesley’s House & The Museum of Methodism, Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Road, London  EC1Y 1AU