Bishop Asbury Cottage

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An eighteenth century cottage which was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop. Furnished in period style, and with memorabilia and information relating to Asbury’s life both in West Bromwich and in America. Also information relating to the rise of Methodism in the Black Country, and links to John Wesley’s life and times, and visits to the local area. The cottage is very small, and has no visitor facilities. Parking is limited to the Malt Shovel public house next door. Access to the cottage is up a flight of steep steps into the garden. No disabled access.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

By appointment only, ring info line number above

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Religion

Key artists and exhibits

  • Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop
  • John Wesley
  • Methodism
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Bishops Asbury's Cottage Open Day

  • 13 September 2015

A rare chance to see this tiny cottage, which was the childhood home of Francis Asbury, the first Methodist Bishop of the USA. Asbury is a famous historical figure in America and has his own statue on Capitol Hill although he is little known in his home country. He and his mother were important in the Methodist movement locally and Asbury was known to walk miles to listen to John Wesley speak.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Bishop Asbury Cottage
Newton Road
Great Barr
West Bromwich
West Midlands County
B43 6HN



0121 553 0759


0121 525 5167

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