Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum is one of the four main Methodist Heritage sites, and the only one to focus on the 19th century working class revival known as Primitive Methodism. Popularly called ‘the Ranters’, it empowered  men, women and children. Education was important, and through the chapels many became early leaders of the trade union movement, and the first working class MPs.  Starting in Staffordshire, the movement spread rapidly among potters, miners, fishermen and farm workers across Britain, who took their beliefs with them to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America, Fernando Po, Nigeria and South Africa. 

Based near Crewe, you can explore the graveyard and see the working children’s monument and Hugh Bourne’s grave, engage with the exhibitions and displays in the Museum, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Chapel.  There is wheelchair access, toilets, and a small Tea Room and Shop.