Visit Us

In January 2017 the Charterhouse opened its doors to the public for the first time since its foundation in 1348.

We hope you will come and preview the new museum to discover our fascinating story and share your opinions on all that we have to offer.


Our museum is free of charge.

We highly recommend that you combine your visit to the museum with a tour of the site. Please see our Tours page for booking information

Opening Hours

We are open from 11am Tuesday to Sunday, with last admission at 4.45pm.

The museum will be closed 24-26 December and 1 January.

How to find us

The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square

Tel: 0203 818 8873

Please note that Charterhouse School is located in Godalming, Surrey.


The nearest stations are Barbican and Farringdon.


Buses 4, 56, and 153 stop in front of Barbican station on Aldersgate Street, a five minute walk from Charterhouse Square.


We have a small number of disabled parking spaces for Blue and Orange Badge holders. Please call us in advance to book a space on 020 7490 7738.

The Chapel

You are welcome to attend evening service in the Chapel at 5.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday) and at 9.45am on Sundays. For more information see our Chapel page.

General accessibility

All public areas of the museum including the reception area, learning centre, cloakroom facilities and café are fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. The chapel is also fully accessible for wheelchair users. A wheelchair is available to borrow during your visit.

There are accessible toilet facilities and baby changing facilities in the museum reception area.

Large print guides are available in the museum.

Tour accessibility

Please note that the historic buildings of the Charterhouse include some uneven surfaces and a cobbled courtyard. We therefore advise visitors to wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately.

There are easy alternative routes for wheelchair users to all stops on the tour except for the Norfolk Cloister, which, due to the building work not yet being completed, has limited accessibility via a doorway with two steps down.

Seating is available at most of the stops on the tour.

For more information about tours of the Charterhouse please visit the book a tour page.


You are welcome to take photographs on your visit to the museum and chapel.

Contact Us

For further information or to discuss how we can assist you during your visit please contact us on 0203 818 8873 or email

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