Your Visit

We are delighted that you would like to visit Epworth Old Rectory. You can be assured of a warm welcome. All visitors receive a guided tour led by a trained guide. Tours usually take around 1 hour. The guides will show you around the house and tell you the stories of the Wesley family. Please feel free to ask questions. If there are more than ten people in your group, please contact us in advance to book in. Children have the opportunity of dressing up in 18th century costume for the tour. Please ask your guide at the start of your tour.

Opening Times

March, April & October Tuesdays to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays
10:30am to 3:30pm
May to September Tuesdays to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays
10:00am to 4:30pm

Admission Prices - 2014

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider gift aiding your admission charge. This means that we can reclaim an extra 25p on every £1 at no additional charge to you. Please ask for a form when you pay your admission.

If you choose to gift aid your admission charge, you will be able to return to Epworth Old Rectory free of charge for the following 12 months apart from during the closed season from November to February; you will need to show your till receipt to claim your free admission.

  Admission Price
Adult £6.50
Concession £5.50
Groups (10 or more people) £5.50
Family (2 adults with up to 3 children under 16) £18.00
Student in full time education £4.50
Child under 16 £3.50
Walk with Wesley and House tour – adults
(by prior arrangement)
£10.00
Walk with Wesley and House tour – children
(by prior arrangement)
£5.00
School Groups £2.50 per child
(up to 3 adults free)

For group bookings, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit two weeks before your visit


Photography. Personal (non-commercial) photography and filming are now permitted at Epworth Old Rectory. However we ask visitors to be sensitive and respectful in their use of photography equipment:

If you would prefer not to take photographs, there are postcards for sale in the shop showing several views of the inside of the Rectory.

Commercial photographers and film crews are asked to contact the Rectory office if they wish to carry out photography or to film at the Rectory.


Access. Improving access to the Old Rectory is a major priority of the 'Welcome Home' development project. Currently the grounds are accessible for wheelchairs, there is a disabled toilet, and parking can be arranged close to the house. The shop is also accessible. There is a ramp available to the front door of the Old Rectory and the ground floor is accessible, though there are some small changes of level. Unfortunately at the moment, the first and second floors of the house are not wheelchair accessible. There is a reduced admission charge for those who are unable to access the upper floors of the house. Guide dogs are welcome. Our guides will adapt the tour of the house according to the varying needs of all visitors.

Epworth Old Rectory, 1 Rectory Street, Epworth, North Lincolnshire DN9 1HX
Telephone: 01427 872268 - Registered Charity Number: 1140335 - Admin