28th February 2017
Last month, Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened our new museum, learning centre and public square. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met many people associated with our new development, including staff, architects, builders and gardeners. A crowd of well-wishers, waving flags and taking photographs from the renovated square, welcomed her at the gates where she was greeted by the Master of the Charterhouse. While the Duke of Edinburgh greeted to the Brothers, the Queen spoke to local schoolchildren who were designing their own coats of arms in our learning centre. She was given a tour of the museum, then shown the renovated Sir Henry Havelock Memorial, which commemorates the British general Sir Henry Havelock and other alumni of Charterhouse School who died in the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and other campaigns. The visit culminated with the couple’s visit to the Chapel, where Bro. Graham Matthews, our resident organist, performed a rousing rendition of God Save the Queen.
27th January 2017
The Revealing the Charterhouse project, which will see the opening of our brand new museum, cafe and learning space, is the subject of a new feature in The Guardian. Written by Maev Kennedy, the feature delves into the history of the Charterhouse and also focuses on some of the items included in our new exhibition. You can read it here.
20th January 2017
Revealing the Charterhouse features in this week’s Financial Times. The article, which was written by Harriet Fitch Little, can be read here on FT.com.
13th January 2017
The Charterhouse is one of the locations featured in Taboo, a new BBC series about an adventurer (played by Tom Hardy) who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. The first episode, which aired on 7 January 2017, can be watched on BBC iPlayer, with episode two airing on BBC One on Saturday 14th.
10th January 2017
The opening of our museum, learning centre, cafe and public square is the subject of a new article in The Times. Written by Simon Tait, it details the history of the Charterhouse and ours exciting plans to open on 27th Jan. If you subscribe to the paper you can read it here via The Times website.
Another recent article, published in The Oldie, is also worth a read. It describes a day in the life of the Brothers as witnessed by writer Nick Curtis and can be read via The Oldie website.
5th January 2017
The site has been transformed over the past months and our new museum, reception area, shop and The Sir John Cass’s Learning Centre are taking shape.
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our doors to the public for the first time in Charterhouse’s history from Friday 27 January 2017
We hope to see you during our opening weekend to share our fascinating story through the objects on display in the museum, a tour of the historic site and our programme of learning activities. We encourage you to take away a souvenir from the shop and enjoy a refreshment in our new café, scheduled for completion in early February, overlooking Charterhouse Square.
Do check our website for further information.With thanks to all of those who have been involved in the project, including our generous supporters, in particular the Heritage Lottery Fund.