Visit Us

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

Welcome to the Charterhouse

Coronavirus: We are sorry that we are remaining closed to the public until we can be sure we can arrange admissions and events while keeping both you, and the older and vulnerable people who live here, safe. For more information please click here.

We are monitoring the situation on a weekly basis and will make announcements when we are opening the museum, buildings and gardens again.  To keep up-to-date with our news why not subscribe to our regular newsletter here.

Our newsletter also has updates on the online events we are running while we are closed: lectures, tours and more. We are asking for payment by donation at this difficult time, as we are currently missing the income from our usual tours, events and venue hire, which our charity depends on.  Please do also visit our online shop, and buy ‘Support Tickets’ which can be redeemed when we re-open.

Thank you very much for your support!

If you are walking in the area, please do take a moment to enjoy Charterhouse Square, which is still open – and perhaps pop into our Gatehouse to buy our Carthusian Pinks potted in bespoke terracotta pots! And you may like to explore some of the other interesting historical sites, using a tour created by Geo Tourist as part of their Epic England series, which can be listened to if you download their app to your smartphone here.  The Historic Farringdon tour includes The Charterhouse, the Museum of the Order of St John, Barts Hospital Museum, Smithfield Market, and the churches of St Barts the Great and St Barts the Less.  The tour was created by The Ring, a consortium of cultural organisations clustered around Farringdon station.

Opening Hours

We are currently closed.

Due to the nature of the site as a functioning almshouse, the Charterhouse may occasionally need to change opening times or close at short notice.  We will endeavour to always give good notice of this on our homepage.

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. Please visit the FAQs page for detailed directions on how to reach the Charterhouse by foot from these stations.


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.

There are a limited number of places on the west side of Charterhouse Square.  Please see signs as charges apply.

The Chapel

As well as being open to the public to visit, there are also services in the Chapel from Monday  Saturdays, Morning Prayer (08.00) and Evening Prayer (17.30) are read from the Book of Common Prayer. Sundays (10.00) there is a service of Holy Communion, with hymns and organ music. Members of the public are welcome to join Brothers at these services, and also to use the Chapel at any time during the day for quiet and prayer. For more information see our Chapel page.

General accessibility

All public areas of the museum including the reception area, learning centre and cloakroom facilities 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 on all stops on the tour.

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.

Group bookings

Please contact or call us on 0203 818 8873 to make an enquiry about group bookings.

Group bookings can be made up to 6 months in advance.  The minimum  number required for a group booking is 10 people.

Special tour rates apply for groups of 15 or more.

Charterhouse tour £12 & Brothers Charterhouse tour £18

Bookings are subject to a deposit of £50 for Charterhouse tours and £75 for Brother’s tours. Final group numbers and payment is due one month in advance.

The maximum capacity per tour is 20 people. Prices are inclusive of VAT.

Gift vouchers

Open your loved ones eyes to the hidden world of the Charterhouse by purchasing a tour gift certificate. These are available for guests to attend either a Standard or Brother’s tour and can be redeemed up to one year after purchase. This gift voucher makes an ideal gift for anyone passionate about history and London.

To purchase a gift voucher please call us on 0203 818 8873.


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

Find Us Online

Connect with us online by following our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Places nearby

prev next

Sign up to receive our newsletter and keep up to date with the Charterhouse

Keep up-to-date with our monthly newsletter

For the latest news, events and more,
sign up here