Wesley Hobart Museum
Housed in chapel and church buildings erected on the Melville Street site in 1825 and 1840, Wesley Hobart Museum is one of Australia’s foremost Uniting Church working museums.
The museum was established in 1927 as a “memorial to the departed trustees who faithfully served their generation”.
Today, the museum’s volunteer and professional staff conserves and interprets a remarkable Methodist heritage collection comprising tangible and intangible cultural elements received from the Wesleyan and Primitive Connexions and including the catalogue and archive records of Australia’s first public library 1825 to 1845.
By arrangement, museum staff are able to assist visitors and inquirers with access to Tasmania’s (Van Diemen’s Land) Methodist Archive dating from 1820 and are available to conduct site and museum tours.
For inquiries, site visits and museum tour bookings, contact us on +61 3 6231 4481 0r +61 3 6231 4033 . Wesley has been an active mission for nearly 200 years. Tour bookings are essential due to daily missional use.
WHM actively engages with heritage communities in Tasmania and further afield and operates with support from the Uniting Church in Australia, Arts Tasmania, the National Library of Australia and with encouragement from the UK Methodist Heritage Committee, together with a growing network of supporters and friends.
City Sanctuaries #CitySanctuaries
Throughout the remainder of 2014 and into early 2015, Wesley Hobart Museum will be working with Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators to design a community owned heritage project that aims to foster inter-faith and broad public appreciation of Hobart’s significant and diverse urban sanctuaries and of its spiritual landscape.
To find out more about our project read the City Sanctuaries project statement here.
More information about how we work and what we do can be found in our current Terms of Reference, Collection Policy and eHive Collection.
- 56-58 Melville Street, Hobart TAS 7000
- Phone: +61 3 6231 4481
- Email Wesley Hobart Museum