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The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse is a hidden gem in the heart of London which dates back to the 14th century. From Black Death burial ground to medieval monastery; Tudor mansion to school and almshouse, we have been living the nation’s history since 1348.

Join us on 31 May to learn about the women who have contributed to Charterhouse history through a family craft activity, object handling session and behind the scenes tour of our historic book collection of works by William Makepeace Thackeray and his eldest daughter Anne. 


Family Activity: Object-handling and collection tour
Family activity takes place 11.00am - 3.00pm
Object handling and collections tours are drop-in
FREE - Book online

Family activity
11.00am - 3.00pm: Join the Salters’ Company, Charterhouse and Barbican Children’s Library to hear about some of the female pioneers connected to each of our inspiring locations. Then, get crafty inspired by your favourite pioneers from London History.

Come dressed for messy play!

Suitable for ages five to 11.

Free booking for this activity via charterhouse website

Object handling and collection tour
Drop-in sessions: We are pleased to showcase the work of Anne Thackeray on London History Day 2018.

The Charterhouse holds one of the key William Makepeace Thackeray collections in the country including work by his eldest daughter Anne. WM Thackeray was a schoolboy at Charterhouse School and made one of his last public appearances here at Founders Day in December 1863.

There will be an opportunity to handle objects connected to Anne Thackeray and to do a short tour of the Thackeray rooms where the collection is stored.

Children sitting at a table painting
Family activities at the Charterhouse © Lewis Bush


The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6AN

The Charterhouse

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