Visit the Charterhouse for a creative day out with the family. Free activities are available every day and special workshops run during school holidays.

Contact us for more information and booking

September – December 2017


Join us this Autumn for a range of seasonal family workshops. All activities are suitable for ages 4-10 or 6-11 with each workshop clearly marked. Booking essential.

Family Friday activities cost £3.50 per child, adults and under 5s free!

We are also part of City Family Arts Network running seasonal collaborative events with nearby cultural venues.

Family Fridays

Gruesome Gargoyles

Friday 27 October

11 – 1pm

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a spooky Halloween  tour of the Charterhouse. Then, take inspiration from our historic decor to create a gruesome clay gargoyle to take away…if you dare!

Suitable for ages 4-10

Family Fridays

Pumpkin Carving

Friday 27 October

2.30 – 4.30pm

Come along to our family Halloween pumpkin carving workshop! Bring a along a pumpkin and some inspired ideas and we’ll take care of everything else. Be warned, half the fun of pumpkin carving is getting your hands a little dirty so come prepared for mess! No time to shop? Add £1 to use one of our pumpkins.

Suitable for ages 6-11

Family Fridays

Perfect Pomanders

Friday 15 December 2017

11 – 1pm

Come along to our Christmas workshop and make a perfectly perfumed pomander. Popular during the Middle Ages, when the black death and other ailments ran rampant, the belief went that the pleasant scent of a pomander could repel diseases in the air. Now, their sweet citrus scent ushers in the festive season. Bring along as many oranges as you like & we’ll supply the rest!

Suitable for ages 6-11


Christmas Story Quest

Saturday 16 December


Join the Salters’ Company, Charterhouse and Barbican Children’s Library on a story time adventure.

Be inspired by archival material and create and perform your own fantastical story as you journey between our three exciting venues. Come away with your very own book complete with hand drawn illustrations

Suitable for ages 4-11


FREE. Booking essential. Click here


Meet at Salters’ Hall at 11am, access via Fore Street, EC2Y 5DE. The day will finish at the Charterhouse, EC1M 6AN.

Join our teachers network to receive advance booking of our school visits and in-school sessions, as well as a host of other opportunities and benefits.