Visit the Charterhouse for a creative day out with the family. Join a Family Tour and check out our free activities available to download.

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We are delighted to welcome families once again for our Saturday tours once a month at the Charterhouse, and we have online and outdoor activities available. Check out our great new short films, pick up our Family Trail, get creative and Design a Coat of Arms, or follow our Family Garden Trail in Charterhouse Square. Book your tour below.

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.

Charterhouse Family Tours

Help us find Thomas Sutton’s escaped Talbot greyhounds. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys along the way. Can you help us find them all? Join one of our fun Family Tours which happen on Saturdays once a month.


Visit our booking page to find out when our next Family Tour is taking place.

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

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

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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