The Charterhouse

London (Aldersgate), London & South-East England


Museum Manager : gabriella.swaffield@thecharterhouse.org

0207 253 9503


Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 - 16:30. Two tours run daily at 11:00 and at 14:15.

The museum and shop are open and free to visit during opening times.

Services in the chapel : Monday to Saturday 08:00; 17:30; special feasts and weekday eucharists. Sunday 10:00 Holy Eucharist.


Grade I listed
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Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse was originally a Carthusian Priory (1371-1538). After a period as a private Tudor mansion, it became, in 1611, a school and an almshouse.

John Wesley was a scholar at the school between 1714 and 1720 before he continued his education at Christ Church, Oxford. A plaque and a statue commemorating him can be found in Chapel Cloister.

Charterhouse School moved to Godalming in Surrey in 1872 and today Sutton's Hospital is home for the Brothers of Charterhouse, a community of 40+ retired single elderly men.

In early 2017 the Charterhouse opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 660 year history.

Researchers interested in the school's history may also contact the school archivist: archive@charterhouse.org.uk or the Honorary Archivist of Sutton's Hospital sc.porter@tiscali.co.uk