Bishop Asbury Museum - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Bishop Asbury Cottage is on Newton Road, Great Barr in Sandwell. An 18th century cottage, was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop.

Where is Bishop Asbury Museum?

Bishop Asbury Museum is at Bishop Asbury Cottage, Newton Road, Great Barr, B43 6HN


In brief

Was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, who was the first American Methodist Bishop. The cottage dates to the 18th century. Furnished in period style. Only open for appointment only for group visits, or special open days in May and September.

Bishop Asbury MuseumBishop Asbury Museum, photo from Sandwell MBC


Bishop Asbury's Cottage - history

A cottage, now a musueum, probably dating to 1700, built of brick with a tile roof.

Was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury (1745-1816).

He emigrated to Amercia in 1771, and later became the first Methodist Bishop of America.

A Grade II listed building since 1955.

Bishop Asbury MuseumBishop Asbury Museum by Peter2006 on Wikipedia, in the Public Domain


Opening times

Open to appointment only for group visits.

The cottage also open on special days usually in May and September for free.

Usually open in September for Heritage Open Days.


Contact details

Bishop Asbury Cottage

Newton Road

Great Barr

B43 6HN

Call: 0121 556 0683 (Wednesbury Museum)

Project dates

11 Jan 2024 - On-going


History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture


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Jonathan Bostock

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