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’.
Visiting our museum, chapel and shop is free of charge.
We highly recommend you combine your visit to the museum with one of our fascinating tours of the site. We have several tours daily, 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 Book Tickets page for booking information.
To explore some of our objects in more detail, please see our Collections pages.