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Coronavirus: Museum closure

16th March - 31st May 2020 | 12:31am - 5:00pm

To help protect the older and more vulnerable residents of the almshouse here at the Charterhouse, who are our first priority, we are closing the Museum and Gardens to the public until further notice.  We hope you understand our precautions, and we will update the website with any further developments.  In the meantime we will look at opportunities to hold some events, where appropriate, outdoors in Charterhouse Square.  If you have an existing booking please contact us at tours@thecharterhouse.org to rearrange.  We are still taking provisional bookings for events and tours later in the year. For more details about our closure click here.
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April House & Garden Tour: postponed

9th April 2020 | 10:45am - 1:00pm Spring at the Charterhouse! A rare opportunity to both enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse with Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, and also take a tour of our extraordinary buildings with one of our expert guides. The seven-acre site was hidden away for more than 650 years, and now for the first time can be seen as a combined tour on a few selected dates during the year. Discover this historic former monastery and Tudor palace, still housing a community today as a flourishing almshouse, and a collection of courtyard gardens which gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. Tickets £30. We are sorry to have to cancel this House & Garden tour, but hope soon to be taking bookings for later in the year.   

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Family Easter Tour & Explore: cancelled

18th April 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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April Garden Tour: postponed

23rd April 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am Led by Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, this is one of the limited opportunities to enter the enchanting private gardens of the Charterhouse, curated specially for the enjoyment of the Brothers who live here. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory. Enclosed by this historic former monastery and Tudor palace is an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  The Garden Tours run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. Tickets £20. We are sorry to have had to cancel this tour, but hope soon to be taking bookings for later in the year. 

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Baby Broadway!

24th April 2020 | 11:00am - 11:45am Calling everyone from 0 - 90! You are invited to join all the fun with the lovely people from Baby Broadway in an interactive concert of songs from musicals and films, led by West End singers. There will also be bubbles, puppetry and plenty of opportunities to sing and dance along! Adults £12, Children over 2 – £3, Babies under 2 - Free (up to 2 per adult). Advance booking recommended - Tickets on sale here! Please note: this event is now taking place outside in Charterhouse Square

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Hatches, Matches and Dispatches: cancelled

26th April 2020 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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Family Tour & Explore

23rd May 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse's seven centuries of history as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Please note that family tours have been suspended for the time being.

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Floral Crown Workshop

23rd May 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm Channel your inner May Queen with this fabulous workshop guiding you step by step to create your own gorgeous floral crown.  Choose from beautiful fresh flowers and foliage from the Charterhouse gardens, and decorate it with our selection of coloured ribbons.  Join our Head Gardener Kate Robinson for this fun afternoon, and expect to step out into the evening crowned with glory! Bring your friends and get bedecked with flowers together! Tickets £30 including a glass of fizz. Tickets on sale here. Please note this event will take place outdoors in Charterhouse Square.

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Summer solstice wreath workshop

17th June 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm Join our Head Gardener Kate Robinson as she brings together fabulous summer flora and foliage from the Charterhouse gardens for you to make your own bespoke summer solstice wreath. Get a real buzz from nature and from the joy of creating something special as Kate guides you through each step of weaving together your choice of flowers. Bring home your own beautiful piece of the Charterhouse to display in pride of place. Tickets £30 including a glass of wine. Book in advance here. Please note that this event will take place outside in Charterhouse Square.

Family, history, museum, trail, weekend

Family Tour & Explore

20th June 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm Join us on a journey through seven centuries of history of the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Please note that family tours have been suspended for the time being.

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