Weardale Museum at High House Chapel

Weardale Museum at High House Chapel
Ireshopeburn
Weardale
Durham
DL13 1HD
England

Website

www.weardalemuseum.co.uk

E-mail

Secretary

dtheatherington@ormail.co.uk

Telephone

Secretary

01388 517 433

Treasurer

01388 537417

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This Small Folk Museum was formed in 1985 by a group of volunteers in their third age. It is housed in the former Manse to High House Chapel, which is now the oldest Methodist Chapel in the World which has been in continuous weekly use since its foundation in 1760.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Bank Holidays
1 May-30 September
Wed-Sun 1400-1700
August
Daily 1400-1700
Open for groups at any time by appointment
October-April Closed

Closed: Oct 1st to April 30 except by appointment

Admission charges

Ring for details

Additional info

Digital display downstairs for those unable to use the stairs.
Parking and refreshments at Weardale Inn next door.

The Collection includes:
A nineteenth century period kitcen depicting life for leadminer/farming families,
The Wesley Room which houses Methodist artefacts from the Wesleyan and Primitive traditions from 1760 and the 13 visits of John Wesley to High House Chapel,
The 1788 Westgate Subscription Library,
A superb collection of crystalized minerals and fossils
The complete census for Stanhope Parish 1841-1901 and other genealogical resources.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Wesleyan and Primitive traditions of Methodism
  • Crystalized minerals and fossils
  • Census for Stanhope Parish
  • High House Chapel
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