10th March 2023

Garden Tour

Led by the Charterhouse gardeners, this is a rare opportunity to enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory. Enclosed by this historic former monastery and Tudor palace is an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. Garden tours last 60 minutes.

24th January 2023

Brothers Tour

Tour duration: Up to 90 mins. Come and discover more about the Charterhouse with a behind the scenes tour led by one of the resident Brothers.  These tours are given from the perspective of each individual Brother and therefore no two tours are the same. They provide an in-depth look at the long history of the site and the lifestyle of the Brothers through the centuries and are a unique opportunity to learn more about the nuances of this fascinating historical gem hidden in the heart of London.

13th January 2023

Charterhouse Tour

Tour duration: 60 mins. Join us for a professional guide led tour to see the highlights of the Charterhouse, taking in the evocative remnants of the medieval monastery and the courtyards of the Tudor mansion. Discover Thomas Sutton’s charity and life at the Charterhouse today in these historic surroundings, including the Great Hall where the Brothers sit together to eat their meals.

Charterhouse tours cast new light on well-known stories from British history including the plague, religious Reformation, Tudor intrigue and the Blitz, and introduce our visitors to the unique heritage of one of London’s hidden gems – living the nation’s history since 1348.

16th November 2022

Islington residents tour tickets for £1

Local residents within the London Borough of Islington who have either an Islington library card, Council Tax Invoice, or Islington parking permit, can undertake a Charterhouse Tour for only £1.00. Tours take place each day at 11:00am and 2:15pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

The offer is valid all year round. Only one ticket per adult can be purchased per day. Adults can purchase additional tickets for additional children for £1.00. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from our museum, or may be booked in advance in person at our museum. Please note: during peak times such as school holidays and events we operate with a limited capacity. If a tour is full, you will be offered the next available time slot.

Adults should bring their proof of address to the museum reception. This offer also applies for our specialist tours, subject to availability.

15th July 2022

Family Tour

Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbot greyhounds. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly, teddy Talbots. Can you help us find them all? Family Tours take place once a month – book early for a fun and educational half-term or school holiday activity! Children go free. £10 per adult.

2nd February 2022

Art and Historic Interiors Tour

The Historic Interiors Tour takes a closer and more detailed look at the evolution of the design of our buildings and rooms over the centuries, and our unique collection of artworks, including our stunning Flemish 17th Century tapestries which are not on view in any other tour.

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