Bishop Asbury Cottage Museum

This tiny 18th century cottage is the childhood home of Francis Asbury, who although a famous figure in American history is barely known in his native Britain.  Follow the story of this fascinating character on his journey from just outside West Bromwich to the Capitol Hill.

Opening Times

The cottage is open for two open days per year, usually in the spring and for Heritage Open Days in September. Visit What’s On page for details.

Getting here

Bishop Asbury Cottage, Newton Road, Great Barr B43 6HN.

For more information on getting to our sites using public transport please visit Network West Midlands.

There is no parking on site.

Your visit

Entry to the building is up several steep stairs. Entrance is FREE unless you are booking a specific pre-booked tour for your group. 

Stilettos and very high heels are not appropriate inside the house – we advise flat or low-heeled shoes due to the uneven surfaces, steep stairs and nature of the historic flooring.

We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside the house but they can be left at the front door.

The Malt Shovel Pub is next door to Bishop Asbury Cottage.

Please note there are no toilets on site.


  • Find our more about getting around the building with our access statement. 
  • There is no lift onsite and sadly due to its age and small size the cottage is not very accessible. There are steep steps up to the front door.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome. Other dogs are not allowed in the grounds.
  • The nearest parking is on the Malt Shovel pub if you are going to also use their premises.

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Contact us

You can call us on 0121 553 0759 (Oak House)  for general queries. You can also email us for general museum service queries on  but please note that opening times information is above along with links to our events and activities listings.