Welcome to Charles Wesley’s House, 4 Charles Street, Bristol

The Clock and The Harpsichord

The clock on the mantelpiece was given to Charles and Sarah Wesley by Sarah’s parents when they married in April 1749.

A guitar belonging to Sarah is also kept in this room. Sarah was a very accomplished musician and once played before King George III.

The harpsichord was probably the most popular household keyboard instrument in the eighteenth century. The instrument in the Music Room is a reproduction of one by William Smith, a highly-regarded eighteenth century harpsichord maker. This instrument was built in the 1990s and is used in concerts and presentation

There are also two portraits painted by John Russell which hang in the room. Click HERE to see these portraits.

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