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4th November 2018

The Carthusian Connection: A Blog by Volunteer Raymond

I came to volunteer at the Charterhouse in April 2017, and I have enjoyed volunteering at this special historic place. Over time while supporting the guides and the Brothers with their tours, I began to absorb the history of the place and became especially interested in the Carthusian Monks who lived... continue

21st September 2018

A Charterhouse placement: Museum and Learning

My name is Flo and I have just finished my 8-week placement at the Charterhouse, as part of my MA course in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. When I first began thinking about my placement I had the vague idea that I was interested in collections, but I was aware that I had little ... continue

11th August 2018

Object of the Month August 2018

This painting represents an imaginary scene of the Carthusian martyrs at Tyburn on 4 May 1535. It depicts John Houghton, Prior of the London Charterhouse together with Robert Lawrence, Prior of Beauvale, Augustine Webster, Prior of Axholme and Richard Reynolds, a monk from Syon Abbey. They had been convicted... continue

1st July 2018

Object of the Month July 2018

The Blitz in London began on 7 September 1940, and for 56 out of the following 57 days and nights the Luftwaffe launched attacks on major cities and industrial targets. The attacks continued into 1941, and on the evening of May 10th/11th the Charterhouse was hit by an incendiary bomb. Extensive damage... continue