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Historic portrait of George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham
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Pride Month: Revealing LGBTQ+ history at the Charterhouse

From the days of the medieval monastery until 2017, when women were first admitted, the Charterhouse was a predominantly...

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Over a hundred gloves…
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1st April 2020

Over a hundred gloves…

In the second of her two posts about the Charterhouse tapestries, our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager Gabriella Swaffield describes the work of the conservator… Back at the studio, Marilyn...

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A stitch in time: Conservator vs tapestries
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23rd March 2020

A stitch in time: Conservator vs tapestries

Gabby Swaffield, our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager is finding out everything you need to know before you embark on the voyage of conserving 17th century tapestries; be prepared for the unusual...

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Winter in the Charterhouse gardens
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8th January 2020

Winter in the Charterhouse gardens

Charterhouse Head Gardener Kate Robinson reflects on priorities and pleasures in the winter months… People often ask me what there is to do as a gardener in winter and assume it is a quiet month...

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Autumn colour and calm in the gardens
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30th September 2019

Autumn colour and calm in the gardens

Kate Robinson, Head Gardener at the Charterhouse, takes a mellow look at what’s happening in the gardens this autumn. As the days get shorter, the sun gets lower and the gardens start to wind down...

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What I learned at the Charterhouse
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10th September 2019

What I learned at the Charterhouse

Shiyu Gong has just finished her 8-week placement at the Charterhouse, as part of her MA course in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Here she looks back at what the experience was like, and...

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Summer in the Charterhouse Gardens
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29th August 2019

Summer in the Charterhouse Gardens

When our Head Gardener Kate Robinson came for her interview last July she had a glimpse of what summer in the Charterhouse gardens might be like.  Here’s her latest update about how wonderful it’s...

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A tale of a tapestry
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15th August 2019

A tale of a tapestry

Philip Sanderson, Studio Leader, at West Dean Tapestry Studio tells the story of a unique tapestry that has been created for our Learning Centre with a design conceived by the children of St John the Evangelist...

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After-school club at the Charterhouse
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11th July 2019

After-school club at the Charterhouse

Since 2017 the Charterhouse has welcomed local audiences as part of our Revealing the Charterhouse project which saw the creation of a new museum, public square and learning programme. Schools are at the...

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