Wesley Hobart Museum help

Wesley Hobart Museum is a faith based museum established in 1927 on land for which the Mouheneener people are the traditional custodians. We remember the forebears with respect and commit ourselves to working for reconciliation and justice.

The museum is housed in chapel and church buildings built on the site in 1825 and 1840. It conserves and interprets a remarkable Methodist collection which includes the remnant of the first public library in Australia, established by Rev Benjamin Carvosso in 1825, when the site was the Van Diemen's Land mission station of the British Methodist Conference.

Its heritage ministry is an initiative of the Uniting Church in Australia's Wesley Hobart Congregation.

The work of the Museum is supported by Arts Tasmania's Small Museum's Program.

Contact Details

56-58 Melville Street HOBART TAS 7000

+61 3 6231 4481



John: Executive Curator Karen: Missions Curator Colleen: Projects Designer Andrew: Projects Designer

Visitor Information

56-58 Melville Street HOBART TAS 7000

The Wesley Hobart site has been an active mission for nearly 200 years. Visitors are always welcome, however tour bookings are essential due to daily missional use.



Reference library

Guided tour

Public programmes


Other Facilities

Limited wheelchair access.
Hobart City Council parking available next door - free first 1.5 hours - charges apply after first 1.5 hours.
-42.880608 147.32396 16 Wesley Hobart Museum
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