Discover our history
As part of the NLHF funded project ‘Revealing the Charterhouse’, the museum display was curated in partnership with the Museum of London enabling the charity to share its vibrant heritage, history and collections with the wider public. It starts at the present day and travels backwards through time to reveal a snapshot of the fascinating history of the site through a creatively curated selection of objects. There are 120 objects on display including 35 loans from Charterhouse School, Museum of London and Victoria and Albert Museum.
You will be able to discover some of our unique objects, such as the skeleton of the Black Death victim and medieval water map, get to know the various Tudor owners of the Charterhouse, and you’ll be able to find out more about the lives of the residents in our community, known as Brothers.
We run two tours daily (Tuesdays – Saturdays), either with one of our professional guides or one of the residents who will bring their unique perspective to the tour. Please see our Visit Us page for further information.
To explore some of our objects in more detail, please see our Collections pages.