Support Us

“…the greatest and noblest gift that ever was given for charity, by any one man, public or private, in this nation.”

Daniel Defoe, 1722

The Charterhouse (Sutton’s Hospital) continues to fulfil the charitable wishes of its founder, Thomas Sutton, as it has done through the centuries since 1611.

Demands on Charterhouse for the provision of care are as great now as at any time in its history. The Governors are also deeply conscious of their duty to maintain the fabric of this beautiful complex of buildings, not only for our generation, but also for all those who will benefit in the future. Charterhouse is a private foundation, with little support from outside funding. The Charity relies on the investment income from the legacy of its founder. It also raises funds by conducting tours, and donations from other visitors and supporters help it meet the massive bills to fulfil its obligations to the Brothers of Charterhouse, to conserve its buildings and comply with health and safety regulations. This has become an increasingly difficult task. Your help is vital.

There are a few ways in which you can help:


Become a Friend of the Charterhouse

We hope that you will become a Friend of the Charterhouse. To find out more you can download the form or contact or call 020 3817 4171. We look forward to welcoming you to the Charterhouse.

Membership Benefits

Supporters (£60)

  • Priority notice of public events, including the annual Thomas Sutton lecture
  • Donor newsletter
  • Free tour for you and a guest
  • 10% discount in the Charterhouse shop, once the museum opens

Associates (£600)

All the above, plus

  • Invitations to private views and special tours
  • Priority booking for the Charterhouse lecture programme
  • Biannual Brothers’ newsletter, written by the Brothers of the Charterhouse
  • Invitation to the Christmas drinks reception and carol concert
  • Crediting on the website and in the annual review
  • Crediting on the donor boards in reception (after 2 years)

The Thomas Sutton Circle (£5,000)

All the above, plus

  • Preferential booking for holding a drinks reception or dinner in the Great Chamber
  • Invitation to the summer garden party
  • Invitation to the opening of the museum


Volunteers are integral to the work that we do, and we aim to offer mutually beneficial opportunities: in return for your hard work to help us further our organisational goals, we will provide training and relevant experience to develop your skills set.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities in areas including collections management, conservation, gardening, learning and visitor services. To find out more about the activities our volunteers have been involved with, please visit our blog. To see our current volunteer opportunities, please click here.

If you would like to contribute to our work then please get in touch with Sara Manzanares, Volunteer Coordinator.

Leave a Legacy

The Charterhouse has a long history of support through legacies, the most significant of which was left by Thomas Sutton in 1611 and established the charity that still exists here today.

Further information about leaving a legacy and joining The 1611 Society can be found here, or you can request a hard copy of the leaflet to be posted to you by emailing Dominic Tickell or calling him on 020 7336 7520.  If you would like to discuss your requirements in further detail at any time, please email the Development Director.

Make a donation

Any gift, no matter how big or small, will enable the Charterhouse to continue to support its community of Brothers and conserve the precious buildings in which they live.  Please make all cheques payable to the Charterhouse. See donation details below.

Gift Aid: The Charterhouse can reclaim the tax paid on all gifts made by UK taxpayers.  If you would like us to claim tax on your donation, please ensure that this Gift Aid declaration is sent to us at the address above.

The Development Office, Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AN

Bank Transfer
If you would prefer to make a donation via bank transfer or set up a regular donation via standing order, please use the following bank details:

Account number: 90883298
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account name: Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse

All donations will be directed to the support of the Brothers and conservation of the historic site.  If you would prefer for your donation to be used for a specific purpose, please let us know via post or email.

Thank you

The staff and Brothers of the Charterhouse would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of its donors and supporters.