Christmas Tours of 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.

This festive season 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.

Your exclusive access tour will finish with a mince pie and a sing-along in the family music room.

Tour dates

The tours start at 11.30am and last approximately 60 minutes. The tour starts outside 4 Charles Street, Bristol BS1 3NN on the following dates:

Wednesday 8 December
Thursday 9 December
Saturday 11 December
Wednesday 15 December
Thursday 16 December
Saturday 18 December

Access Requirements

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.


Places are limited, so we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available through Art Tickets.

Adult £7
Senior £6
Student £6
Child (ages 12-16) £4
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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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