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19th May 2021

Experience the Charterhouse Soundscape

Join Nichola Charalambou online for a free lunchtime virtual tour of the new Charterhouse Soundscape.

We facilitated an online Community Engagement Programme at the beginning of this year, working with diverse groups during lockdown and giving them the opportunity to tell their stories, in response to those of the Charterhouse and our newly restored Great Chamber. This is an opportunity to hear about the paintings, people and places behind the Soundscape and to find out more about the Charterhouse and our events.

This is a free event. Booking in advance only. Book your place here.

11th January 2021

Two free poetry workshops for 18-30s

As part of our Community Engagement programme, the Charterhouse’s Young Community is excited to be partnering with the Poetry Society to invite audiences between the ages of 18-30 to two free writing workshops.

In this pair of workshops, led by poet Bristol’s City Poet Caleb Parkin, we will be drawing inspiration from the portraits in the Charterhouse’s historic Great Chamber, and we’ll create poems which explore clothing’s potential to empower and separate us. We’ll bring them to life in our writing, as well as uncover the rituals – past, present and future – of the Charterhouse itself. We look forward to welcoming participants with or without previous writing experience. All are welcome, and those not currently based in London should feel very free to join too. The first workshop is at 5.30pm Thursday 21st January, and the second at 5.30pm on Monday 25th January. Book your free place here.

26th October 2020

Live history tour of the Charterhouse from the Square

Sorry we have had to cancel this tour. We are delighted to announce a series of dates to join Brother Brian, one of the residents of the Charterhouse almshouse, for a tour with a full history of the site, with social distancing, out in Charterhouse Square.  Brother Brian, a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, will guide you through six centuries of fascinating and turbulent history with many of the perspectives you can see from outside the buildings. To ensure social distance restrictions, tour size is limited to 5 people. Book your place here.

29th September 2020

Live history tour of the Charterhouse from the Square

We are sorry – due to the change in restrictions we have had to cancel this tour.

We are delighted to announce a series of new dates to join Brother Brian, one of the residents of the Charterhouse almshouse, for a tour with a full history of the site, with social distancing, out in Charterhouse Square.  Brother Brian, a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, will guide you through six centuries of fascinating and turbulent history with many of the perspectives you can see from outside the buildings. To ensure social distance restrictions we are limiting tours to 5 people.

27th July 2020

Travel back 600 years at the Charterhouse: Live online

Gabriella Swaffield, Museum Manager at the Charterhouse, takes you on a time-travelling journey across six centuries to see how the Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348.

Illustrated through the ages with objects from the extensive Charterhouse collection, Gabriella’s lecture will be taking you on a fascinating exploration of all the turbulence, tragedy, intrigue and the many lives lived and brutally cut short, at this extraordinary historic site.

Book now with a donation here!

16th January 2020

Architecture Tour: postponed

Following its success during the London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more opportunities to go on our special Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry and Michael Hopkins – with additional exciting news of ongoing developments. Tickets £20. Book here.

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