Museum of London and Sutton's Charterhouse
Guided Tour | Museum of London and Charterhouse
Thursday 3 October 2013
This day in London starts at the Museum of London with a tour of the art collection related to all things London, guided by the curator, Pat Hardy. There will be time to explore the Museum further, which houses collections dating from prehistoric times to the present day.
At 1.00pm we walk the short distance to Sutton’s Charterhouse for lunch. This hidden oasis started as a Carthusian Priory in 1371, which met its end in 1538 under the rule of Henry V111. The land was granted to Lord North who built a fine Tudor Mansion which was ultimately bought by Thomas Sutton, a wealthy commoner in 1611. He established a charitable foundation for the education of boys and care of elderly gentlemen – Sutton’s Charterhouse. The school moved to Surrey in 1872 as Charterhouse School. The buildings still provide a home for the Brothers of the Charterhouse. One of the Brothers will take us on a tour of the fascinating buildings after lunch.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.