Christmas at Charles Wesley’s House

4 Charles Street was home to the writer of one of the most popular, well-known Christmas carols of all time: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Join us for exclusive access to Charles Wesley’s House on our festive tours starting on 6th December.

We are taking you back to 1769 where Charles Wesley and his family are getting ready for Christmas. Enjoy carols, beautiful floral displays and find out how Christmas was celebrated in the 18th century. Finish with a mince pie and an optional sing-along in the family music room.

The tour starts at 11:30am outside 4 Charles Street, Bristol BS1 3NN on the following dates:

Wednesday 6 December
Thursday 7 December
Saturday 9 December
Wednesday 13 December
Thursday 14 December
Saturday 16 December

Tickets £7, Pre-booking only

Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. The tours start at 11.30am and last approximately 60 minutes.
Please note that this listed building is entered by steps and it has five floors linked by a steep and winding staircase. It has therefore not been possible to create disabled access.

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Charles Wesley’s House

This house was the last Bristol home of Charles and Sarah Wesley and their three children, Charles jr, Sarah and Samuel. The family moved to London in 1771. The house is known as the ‘Charles Wesley House and Heritage Centre’. In addition to giving visitors an idea of what an eighteenth century family home might have looked like, there are also plans to have the New Room’s Hymnody Project on display around the house as the ‘Father of the English Hymn’, Charles Wesley lived here. We hope that you enjoy taking this online tour. If you would like to visit the house in person, please contact the New Room.

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