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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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Cover of first and second ever Charterhouse news pamphlet.
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14th February 2023

Uncovering more of the Charterhouse’s past

The current cataloguing with the old back copies of the Old Charterhouse Magazine is moving ahead at a steady pace. Already we have been astounded with the amount of stories from the past lives of the...

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Photos of the old magazine
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18th January 2023

The Charterhouse Magazine, December 1933

Jack Evans, our Collections Volunteer, has had a rather exhaustive stretch of documenting and cataloguing an entire file box worth of photographs of the Charterhouse (as part of an exciting project that...

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The Charterhouse tapestries are back
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6th January 2022

The Charterhouse tapestries are back

After nearly two years in lockdown at the conservator’s studio, the five remaining tapestry panels have now returned to the Charterhouse. They sit proudly in their new home, on the walls of the new ‘Tapestry...

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Community gathering
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16th September 2021

A work experience at the Charterhouse

Hi! I am Rosie. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to participate in an eight-week placement at the Charterhouse as a student of Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Initially...

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Reconditioning the Chapel organ
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4th August 2021

Reconditioning the Chapel organ

The organ in our chapel was made and installed by Walkers in 1842. Over the decades it’s been cleaned and overhauled and modernised, and there has always been an organist here who has cared for it...

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A lucky escape from the Blitz
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29th April 2021

A lucky escape from the Blitz

We’re coming up to the 80th anniversary of the day, 10th May 1941 – just one day before the Blitz ended, that the Charterhouse took a direct hit from an incendiary bomb destroying many parts...

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The Elizabeths of the Charterhouse
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7th April 2021

The Elizabeths of the Charterhouse

Our Collections Volunteer Harriet Taylor takes a closer look at the two royal Elizabeths closely connected to the Charterhouse Elizabeth I (1533-1603) The Charterhouse has a longstanding history with the...

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The Bell at the Charterhouse
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7th April 2021

The Bell at the Charterhouse

The story of the Chapel bell at the Charterhouse by our Collection Volunteer Vivienne Joncourt. Across rural and urban areas, a significant proportion of the British population lives within hearing range...

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