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Bishop Asbury Cottage Museum

Bishop Asbury Cottage, Newton Road, GREAT BARR, West Midlands, B43 6HN
Bishop Asbury Cottage

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An 18th century cottage which was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop. Asbury is virtually unknown in Britain but has his own statue on the Capitol in Washington. He is considered important in the founding of an independent American nation.

The cottage is furnished in period style, and has memorabilia and information relating to Asbury's life in West Bromwich, America and in the cottage itself. There's also information relating to the rise of Methodism in the Black Country, links to John Wesley's life and times, and visits to the local area.

The cottage is believed to date from the early 18th century. It is a simple artisan's dwelling, constructed of brick, tile and timber. When it was built, it was part of a short terrace, but the other cottages have since been demolished to make way for the widening of the Newton Road.

You can now visit Bishop Asbury Cottage through our 3D tour

Accessibility and facilities

The cottage is very small, and has no toilet facilities or running water.

Access is via 4 steep steps to the cottage front door.

Parking is on local roads but please note that there is no parking on the busy road where the cottage is situated. If you are using the pub then you are able to park on the Malt Shovel public house car park next door.

Getting to us.

Learn more about getting to Bishop Asbury Cottage via public transport.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Use the Malt Shovel public house car park, which is next door to the cottage.

Public Transport Directions

Check https://www.tfwm.org.uk/ for the latest local travel information.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

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Tel: 0121 556 0683

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Opening Times

* The cottage is open for several public open days per year, usually in the spring and for Heritage Open Days in September.

Dates will be posted on our what's on page at www.sandwell.gov.uk/joininmuseums

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