The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse

Open to the public

Museum or gallery in Islington

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The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. The Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in London, located between Barbican and Smithfield Market, and to the north of what is now Charterhouse Square. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century, the site has served as a private mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. Our mission is to provide housing, care and support for older people in need while sharing our heritage and preserving it for future generations. Residents of the almshouse are known as ‘Brothers’, which is a purely traditional term acknowledging Charterhouse’s monastic past. The building is formally known as Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse and is a registered charity (number 207773). The public is invited to discover our dramatic story in our free museum, which was curated in partnership with the Museum of London. It is possible to visit our historic site on pre-booked tours, hire areas for private functions and attend services in our chapel. We also have a purpose-built Learning Centre from which we run our exciting Learning Programme for schools and families.

Charterhouse Square, London, Greater London EC1M 6AN England

0207 253 9503