The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a Carthusian monastery, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. In January 2017, we opened our doors to the public for the first time in our 670-year history as part of the Revealing the Charterhouse project. Working in partnership with the Museum of London, our remarkable site now houses a brand-new museum, public square and the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Learning Centre. We welcomed over 35,000 visitors to our site in our first year and numbers continue to grow.
Our family learning programme offers families a chance to get messy and loud though our hands on creative workshops run in school holidays. Spanning tapestry weaving and heraldic shield making, to stop motion animation and story writing there is something for everyone. From monks to monarchs, step inside to discover the fascinating stories of those who have helped shape the history of our nation.