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The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican. Providing residential care to a community of elderly gentlemen since 1611, our remarkable historic site is also used as an event and filming venue, and, later this year, a museum.

In addition, we have a learning room and learning programme which allows school groups to discover how the Charterhouse has been home to everyone from monks and monarchs to schoolboys and Brothers.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

Volunteering opportunities:

Visitor Engagement Volunteer

Do you enjoy engaging with members of the public and making everybody feel welcome? Would you like to join our museum team to help us share our 660-year history with our diverse audience? As Visitor Engagement Volunteer, you will be the first point of contact for people visiting our new museum, delivering a friendly welcome and providing information alongside our Front of House team.

Duties will include:

  • Helping to provide a friendly and warm welcome to visitors arriving at the museum.
  • Engaging with visitors inside the museum space and the chapel.
  • Answering general enquiries.
  • Supporting guided tours
  • Helping to promote the museum’s activities and Friends scheme.
  • Helping to maintain a safe environment.
  • Occasionally helping with shop sales and selling tickets.

The Charterhouse welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities. For full information about the role and availability, please see the role description.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an expression of interest form and send it to: