6th January 2020

Lecture: The English Carthusians

A wonderful opportunity to hear medieval history expert Lucy Beckett illuminate the world of the Carthusian order here in England, and its persistent and resolute resistance to the profound changes demanded by Henry VIII. A fascinating lecture by this renowned medieval specialist, author and academic, which places the monastery at the Charterhouse in the centre of a devastating and heroic story. Ticket price £12. Book online here

28th August 2019

Open House at the Charterhouse

On the second day of the Open House weekend, don’t miss free access to the Norfolk Cloister with its extraordinary history through several centuries, normally only seen on guided tours. There will be a free talk on the hour from 12pm onwards about this atmospheric space, which was home to an important community of Carthusian monks, a garden gallery in a grand Tudor mansion, and later the site of the creation of two key Football Association rules.

It’s a chance to see our fascinating Museum too, explore the Jacobean Chapel and browse in our Shop.

Free entry. No advance booking required

23rd August 2019

Cloud of Unknowing

We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition of photographs by George Miles capturing the healing and solace to be found in the woods behind Beauvale Priory in Nottinghamshire. The Priory has direct Carthusian connections to the London Charterhouse through the priors John Houghton and Robert Lawrence. The title of this work is taken from the famous text thought to have been written at Beauvale in the 14th century by an unidentified scholar. The book proposes that to approach the infallible one has to surrender oneself entirely, and to Miles this seemed to correspond with the creative process of making art and our relationship with nature.  The exhibition can be seen on all tours, with special free public access on Thursdays & Fridays.

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