Discover our Museum
As part of the NLHF funded project ‘Revealing the Charterhouse’, the museum was curated in partnership with the Museum of London enabling the charity to share its vibrant heritage, history and collections with the wider public. The museum displays start in the present day and travel 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 in our museum including 35 loans from Charterhouse School, Museum of London and Victoria and Albert Museum.
In the museum, you will be able to discover some of our unique objects, such as our 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 the ‘Brothers’.
When we first reopen on 1st June 2021, the museum, shop and chapel will only be accessible to visitors on pre-booked tours.
We are opening with two tours daily (Tuesdays – Saturdays), either with one of our professional guides, or a tour with more of an insider perspective led by one of the residents of the almshouse. Please see our Visit Us page for further information.
To explore some of our objects in more detail, please see our Collections pages.