The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.
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We provide accommodation for over 40 individuals known as ‘Brothers’ who form part of the community alongside staff, private and commercial tenants, and residents of the Infirmary. Our historic and peaceful 7 acre site is an inspiring location for filming and private events. In late January 2017 we opened our doors to the public for the first time in our 660 year history as part of the Revealing t

We provide accommodation for over 40 individuals known as ‘Brothers’ who form part of the community alongside staff, private and commercial tenants, and residents of the Infirmary. Our historic and peaceful 7 acre site is an inspiring location for filming and private events. In late January 2017 we opened our doors to the public for the first time in our 660 year history as part of the Revealing t

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So delighted to welcome our first visitors to the Charterhouse - after being closed for soooo long!  Here's two lovely p...
01/06/2021

So delighted to welcome our first visitors to the Charterhouse - after being closed for soooo long! Here's two lovely people who came on the first Garden Tour this morning, greeted by the Master Ann Kenrick. And the weather couldn't be lovelier!

Welcome back!!!
#openagain #tours #heritage #HereForCulture #backtomuseums #islington #booknow

So delighted to welcome our first visitors to the Charterhouse - after being closed for soooo long! Here's two lovely people who came on the first Garden Tour this morning, greeted by the Master Ann Kenrick. And the weather couldn't be lovelier!

Welcome back!!!
#openagain #tours #heritage #HereForCulture #backtomuseums #islington #booknow

Stunning architecture and interiors, beautiful gardens - with unique features everywhere you look and all sorts of curio...
31/05/2021

Stunning architecture and interiors, beautiful gardens - with unique features everywhere you look and all sorts of curious & intriguing oddities..
We're so pleased to be welcoming you once more - our doors open tomorrow with two tours daily, from Tuesdays to Saturdays!
Tour sizes are limited to keep you covid-safe - so early booking recommended https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#reopening #HereForCulture #BacktoMuseums #Islington #booknow #tours #welcome Visit the City of London Historic Houses

Stunning architecture and interiors, beautiful gardens - with unique features everywhere you look and all sorts of curious & intriguing oddities..
We're so pleased to be welcoming you once more - our doors open tomorrow with two tours daily, from Tuesdays to Saturdays!
Tour sizes are limited to keep you covid-safe - so early booking recommended https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#reopening #HereForCulture #BacktoMuseums #Islington #booknow #tours #welcome Visit the City of London Historic Houses

Your Queen awaits! Come and see our exquisite copy of the Metsys "Sieve Portrait" - now on show in the newly refurbished...
30/05/2021

Your Queen awaits! Come and see our exquisite copy of the Metsys "Sieve Portrait" - now on show in the newly refurbished Great Chamber - and looking magnificent.
Tour places limited to keep you Covid-safe - so book early! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#Tudor #heritage National Lottery Heritage Fund Historic Houses #HereForCulture #backtomuseumsn Visit the City of London

Your Queen awaits! Come and see our exquisite copy of the Metsys "Sieve Portrait" - now on show in the newly refurbished Great Chamber - and looking magnificent.
Tour places limited to keep you Covid-safe - so book early! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#Tudor #heritage National Lottery Heritage Fund Historic Houses #HereForCulture #backtomuseumsn Visit the City of London

The last remaining doorway to one of the monk's cells in the Norfolk Cloister. Find out more about the silent order of t...
29/05/2021

The last remaining doorway to one of the monk's cells in the Norfolk Cloister. Find out more about the silent order of the Carthusians and walk in the monks' footsteps here at the Charterhouse. https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#BookNow #Islington #hiddengems Visit the City of London Historic Houses #HereForCulture #monastery #14thcentury #15thcentury #16thcentury

The last remaining doorway to one of the monk's cells in the Norfolk Cloister. Find out more about the silent order of the Carthusians and walk in the monks' footsteps here at the Charterhouse. https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#BookNow #Islington #hiddengems Visit the City of London Historic Houses #HereForCulture #monastery #14thcentury #15thcentury #16thcentury

Claire and Alex and their team are busy out in the gardens trimming, and tidying, and ensuring everything is perfect for...
28/05/2021

Claire and Alex and their team are busy out in the gardens trimming, and tidying, and ensuring everything is perfect for our first Garden Tours.
Have you booked? https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#HiddenGem #gardens #tours #Islington Visit the City of London #HereForCulture #BackToMuseums Historic Houses

Claire and Alex and their team are busy out in the gardens trimming, and tidying, and ensuring everything is perfect for our first Garden Tours.
Have you booked? https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#HiddenGem #gardens #tours #Islington Visit the City of London #HereForCulture #BackToMuseums Historic Houses

It's getting close! Big preparations for reopening on 1st June. A chance at last for you to see inside our beautifully r...
27/05/2021

It's getting close! Big preparations for reopening on 1st June. A chance at last for you to see inside our beautifully refurbished Great Chamber..
https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#reopening #BackToMuseums
#HereForCulture #heritage Visit the City of London National Lottery Heritage Fund Historic Houses

It's getting close! Big preparations for reopening on 1st June. A chance at last for you to see inside our beautifully refurbished Great Chamber..
https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#reopening #BackToMuseums
#HereForCulture #heritage Visit the City of London National Lottery Heritage Fund Historic Houses

We were recently lucky enough to have Learning Disability Nursing student Sophia Stobbs here with us on a work placement...
20/05/2021

We were recently lucky enough to have Learning Disability Nursing student Sophia Stobbs here with us on a work placement. Find out about how she found the experience here 👉 https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/my-nursing-placement-at-the-charterhouse/ #placement #Disability #learning #infirmary #carehome #Nursing #nursing_intern

We were recently lucky enough to have Learning Disability Nursing student Sophia Stobbs here with us on a work placement. Find out about how she found the experience here 👉 https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/my-nursing-placement-at-the-charterhouse/ #placement #Disability #learning #infirmary #carehome #Nursing #nursing_intern

Our special #DementiaActionWeek online workshop with Claremont Project - Islington around the theme of Memories was a bi...
19/05/2021

Our special #DementiaActionWeek online workshop with Claremont Project - Islington around the theme of Memories was a big success - inspired by our Great Chamber soundscape & Eleanor Farjeon's opening line “I will tell you something shall I, something I remember?” #dementiafriends #community #communitymatters #islington

Our special #DementiaActionWeek online workshop with Claremont Project - Islington around the theme of Memories was a big success - inspired by our Great Chamber soundscape & Eleanor Farjeon's opening line “I will tell you something shall I, something I remember?” #dementiafriends #community #communitymatters #islington

A time traveller's tour of the Charterhouse & Clerkenwell The latest in a series of posts by our Collections Volunteers ...
05/05/2021

A time traveller's tour of the Charterhouse & Clerkenwell
The latest in a series of posts by our Collections Volunteers who are exploring new or different perspectives on our history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/a-time-travellers-tour-the-charterhouse-and-clerkenwell-1431/ #Clerkenwell #history #tour #islington #museums

A time traveller's tour of the Charterhouse & Clerkenwell
The latest in a series of posts by our Collections Volunteers who are exploring new or different perspectives on our history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/a-time-travellers-tour-the-charterhouse-and-clerkenwell-1431/ #Clerkenwell #history #tour #islington #museums

A celebration of our much valued association with two royal Elizabeths. The latest in our series of blog posts by our Co...
28/04/2021

A celebration of our much valued association with two royal Elizabeths.
The latest in our series of blog posts by our Collections Volunteers who are highlighting new and/or different perspectives on our history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/the-elizabeths-of-the-charterhouse/ #Volunteers #RoyalFamily #Patron #heritage

A celebration of our much valued association with two royal Elizabeths.
The latest in our series of blog posts by our Collections Volunteers who are highlighting new and/or different perspectives on our history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/the-elizabeths-of-the-charterhouse/ #Volunteers #RoyalFamily #Patron #heritage

Spot the difference! An incredible copy of Quentin Metsys the Younger's Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by artist Yi...
27/04/2021

Spot the difference! An incredible copy of Quentin Metsys the Younger's Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by artist Ying Yang now hangs in the Great Chamber at the Charterhouse

Which is the original & which is the copy? 🧐
Find out more this Thursday https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33053?catID=32872& #portraits #lecture #fineart #arthistory

The Charterhouse is full of exciting stories & surprising nooks & crannies - a brilliant way for children to have fun di...
26/04/2021

The Charterhouse is full of exciting stories & surprising nooks & crannies - a brilliant way for children to have fun discovering seven centuries of history.
Our family tours are back! Book 👉 https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/17154?catID=16173&
#familyfun Kids in Museums #Islington #weekend #fun #reopening Fantastic for Families #history #heritage

The Charterhouse is full of exciting stories & surprising nooks & crannies - a brilliant way for children to have fun discovering seven centuries of history.
Our family tours are back! Book 👉 https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/17154?catID=16173&
#familyfun Kids in Museums #Islington #weekend #fun #reopening Fantastic for Families #history #heritage

While a number of the Brothers here have played Shakespeare characters, Brother Charles Duff is an eminent #Shakespeare ...
23/04/2021

While a number of the Brothers here have played Shakespeare characters, Brother Charles Duff is an eminent #Shakespeare historian, writer, lecturer & director, and was also involved with Sam Wanamaker's project to build Shakespeare's Globe
#FeatureFridays Historic Houses #almshouse

While a number of the Brothers here have played Shakespeare characters, Brother Charles Duff is an eminent #Shakespeare historian, writer, lecturer & director, and was also involved with Sam Wanamaker's project to build Shakespeare's Globe
#FeatureFridays Historic Houses #almshouse

Eat like a Carthusian! What was on the menu at the monastery here at the Charterhouse?  The latest in our series of diff...
21/04/2021

Eat like a Carthusian!
What was on the menu at the monastery here at the Charterhouse? The latest in our series of different perspectives on the Charterhouse and its history by our Collections Volunteers (including your very own monastic menu recipe card!)
https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/eat-like-a-carthusian/
#medieval #food #history #monks #recipe #monastery

Eat like a Carthusian!
What was on the menu at the monastery here at the Charterhouse? The latest in our series of different perspectives on the Charterhouse and its history by our Collections Volunteers (including your very own monastic menu recipe card!)
https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/eat-like-a-carthusian/
#medieval #food #history #monks #recipe #monastery

Delighted to meet Dr Sarah Morris The Tudor Travel Guide in person yesterday!  We captured many of the stories, and high...
21/04/2021

Delighted to meet Dr Sarah Morris The Tudor Travel Guide in person yesterday! We captured many of the stories, and highlights of the Charterhouse's history for a podcast that will go live in June.
Looking forward to it!

Delighted to meet Dr Sarah Morris The Tudor Travel Guide in person yesterday! We captured many of the stories, and highlights of the Charterhouse's history for a podcast that will go live in June.
Looking forward to it!

We are very sad to announce that historian and author Stephen Porter, our Honorary #Archivist here at the Charterhouse, ...
21/04/2021
Tribute to Stephen Porter - The Charterhouse

We are very sad to announce that historian and author Stephen Porter, our Honorary #Archivist here at the Charterhouse, has died.
For us he has been the fount of all knowledge & we are lucky that it has been captured in his book The London Charterhouse. But there is always more to ask and his knowledge goes with him. He will be missed. Read our tribute to him here https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/tribute-to-stephen-porter/

Tribute to historian and writer Stephen Porter, who told the story of the Charterhouse

Houseplant & #gardening questions? Tap into the combined expertise of our #Gardeners panel at 'Ask the Gardeners' this T...
20/04/2021

Houseplant & #gardening questions?
Tap into the combined expertise of our #Gardeners panel at 'Ask the Gardeners' this Thursday. Horatio's Garden Boma Garden Centre Nettlewood Flowers + Kate our Head Gardener will all be on hand.
Book here
https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

Houseplant & #gardening questions?
Tap into the combined expertise of our #Gardeners panel at 'Ask the Gardeners' this Thursday. Horatio's Garden Boma Garden Centre Nettlewood Flowers + Kate our Head Gardener will all be on hand.
Book here
https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

It's #WorldHeritageDay and we're celebrating seven centuries of heritage here at the Charterhouse.Our mission is to shar...
18/04/2021
Visit Us - The Charterhouse

It's #WorldHeritageDay and we're celebrating seven centuries of heritage here at the Charterhouse.
Our mission is to share it, and to preserve it for future generations. We look forward to welcoming you to discover it for yourself after we reopen on 1st June.
Booking open now https://thecharterhouse.org/visit-us/

We look forward to welcoming you at the Charterhouse - where there are seven centuries of history to discover

Are your seedlings getting leggy? Did the snow take you by surprise? Too early or too late to sow Cosmos? Why is my aspi...
14/04/2021

Are your seedlings getting leggy? Did the snow take you by surprise? Too early or too late to sow Cosmos? Why is my aspidistra drooping? Bring your #gardening Qs to 'Ask the Gardeners' on 22 April & let our experts sort out your garden problems.
Book here https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

Are your seedlings getting leggy? Did the snow take you by surprise? Too early or too late to sow Cosmos? Why is my aspidistra drooping? Bring your #gardening Qs to 'Ask the Gardeners' on 22 April & let our experts sort out your garden problems.
Book here https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

The Bell at the Charterhouse: The second in our series of blog posts by our Collections Volunteers highlighting new and/...
14/04/2021

The Bell at the Charterhouse: The second in our series of blog posts by our Collections Volunteers highlighting new and/or different aspects of the Charterhouse and its history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/the-bell-at-the-charterhouse/
#chapel #bell #heritage #museum #Islington

The Bell at the Charterhouse: The second in our series of blog posts by our Collections Volunteers highlighting new and/or different aspects of the Charterhouse and its history. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/the-bell-at-the-charterhouse/
#chapel #bell #heritage #museum #Islington

Join our Head Gardener Kate, Sarah from Nettlewood Flowers, Ash from Horatio's Garden and Charlotte from The Boma - Nort...
12/04/2021

Join our Head Gardener Kate, Sarah from Nettlewood Flowers, Ash from Horatio's Garden and Charlotte from The Boma - North London's friendliest garden centre on Thursday 22nd April when they will be ready and waiting to answer all your garden and houseplant questions.

Book online for our Ask the Gardeners panel event here https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

Join our Head Gardener Kate, Sarah from Nettlewood Flowers, Ash from Horatio's Garden and Charlotte from The Boma - North London's friendliest garden centre on Thursday 22nd April when they will be ready and waiting to answer all your garden and houseplant questions.

Book online for our Ask the Gardeners panel event here https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/33185?catID=33079&

We are pleased and grateful to hear that our former Governor, Lord Glenarthur, today commended the Duke of Edinburgh's i...
12/04/2021

We are pleased and grateful to hear that our former Governor, Lord Glenarthur, today commended the Duke of Edinburgh's involvement with the Charterhouse in his tribute addressed to the House of Lords today.

Lord Glenarthur said:

"...the charity known as Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, in the City of London, was one with which His Royal Highness was closely associated. His Royal Highness more than left his mark as a Royal Governor of this special Almshouse. Together with Her Majesty The Queen, and The Prince of Wales, he took considerable interest in the institution: in its historic legacy; its buildings, its staff and the pensioners who have lived there, known as ‘brothers’ because the site is one of a former Carthusian Priory. Each of the ‘brothers’ is allocated a Governor who is asked to be aware of their welfare. The Duke of Edinburgh was assiduous in this respect, and I know that his death will be keenly felt by that entire community."

We are pleased and grateful to hear that our former Governor, Lord Glenarthur, today commended the Duke of Edinburgh's involvement with the Charterhouse in his tribute addressed to the House of Lords today.

Lord Glenarthur said:

"...the charity known as Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, in the City of London, was one with which His Royal Highness was closely associated. His Royal Highness more than left his mark as a Royal Governor of this special Almshouse. Together with Her Majesty The Queen, and The Prince of Wales, he took considerable interest in the institution: in its historic legacy; its buildings, its staff and the pensioners who have lived there, known as ‘brothers’ because the site is one of a former Carthusian Priory. Each of the ‘brothers’ is allocated a Governor who is asked to be aware of their welfare. The Duke of Edinburgh was assiduous in this respect, and I know that his death will be keenly felt by that entire community."

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Wednesday 11:00 - 16:45
Thursday 11:00 - 16:45
Friday 11:00 - 16:45
Saturday 11:00 - 16:45
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A lovely welcome at The Charterhouse with Heathcliff O'Malley - with particular thanks to Ann, Stanley, Raymond, Andrew, Graham and Stephen
Interesting view of "Tapestry Room, Charterhouse" from an old Postcard!
Drawing from life - sitting by the square. Need to re-visit for more drawings, excellent architecture and history.
The Marie Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) Society visited here yesterday and had a great time. Our congratulations to all at Charterhouse for such well laid out exhibition; our thanks to the staff and brothers for accommodating our special request; and a special mention to Guide Raymond for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with us. All much appreciated!