The Carey Exhibition

Central is the location for a museum dedicated to the work of the pioneer missionary, William Carey, who was instrumental in the formation of the Baptist Missionary Society.  The museum is regularly visited by those studying overseas, particularly the USA and India. The William Carey University in Mississipi was named after William Carey and embraces both its Baptist heritage and its namesake. Students regularly travel from Mississipi to Leicester for visits to the museum.  We also regularly welcome students from the William Carey University in Shillong, India. 

If you would like to know more about the William Carey Museum, which is open to view every Sunday or other times by prior arrangement, please contact us. A memorial tablet to Carey can be found at Harvey Lane Baptist Church, Leicester.

Artifacts in the museum

The artifacts found in the museum are subject to change, but below is a selection of what is available to view:

  • Six Tableaux designed by D. P. Carrington in 1938 (see below)
  • Shoe making tools from Carey's time. (He sold his own at an unknown point in time)
  • Fire Irons from Carey's Cottage
  • Transfer Letter of Mr. Carey and wife from Moulton
  • Communion Chalice and Plates from Harvey Lane Baptist Church
  • A selection of letters written by Carey.
  • A selection of documents and letters relating to Carey's ministry

Many more artifacts are available to view

William Carey: The Story Told by Tableaux

Below are images taken of the William Carey story that is on display in the museum as told by tableaux. More information can be found on each tableaux image by clicking the images.