Visit the Charterhouse for a family outing to explore our history

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We welcome family visits to the museum display and Chapel. We have a variety of online activities and short films you might like to watch, or you can pick up our Family Trail or get creative and Design a Coat of Arms!

A Home of Many Kinds

Though there have been dramatic changes through the history of the Charterhouse – it’s always been somewhere where people have lived. Watch this perfect little taster of what to see and discover at the Charterhouse.

The Charterhouse Challenge!

Follow the clues with Tillie the Talbot and discover all sorts of hidden details which tell you more about the history of the Charterhouse.

Free Downloadable Family Activities

Free Downloadable Family Activities

Fun for all the family!

Our newly refurbished Great Chamber, where Elizabeth I prepared for her coronation, is packed with historic details to inspire young imaginations. Here are three activity sheets you can all do together – make our portraits into puppets, design a booklet about your time at school, and create your own personal pattern inspired by our Great Chamber ceiling. (NB Discover more about our Great Chamber here, take the virtual tour and take our fun quiz!)

Doodles on the ceiling Puppet portraits Schooldays keepsake

Free Family Trails

Free Family Trails

Collect our free family trail and let Thomas the Talbot guide you around the Charterhouse. Uncover hidden stories, naughty school boys and precious objects. And you can follow a free nature trail in Charterhouse Square too. Pick up your free trails from the front desk – or you can download them both here!

Charterhouse Family Trail Charterhouse Square Family Trail

Design Your Own Coat of Arms

Design Your Own Coat of Arms

Here’s the opportunity to create a coat of arms and crest that you think represents the special things about your family. You can use crayons, paints, tin foil, coloured paper, felt…. anything you like! Find out more here.

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