REVEALING THE CHARTERHOUSE
Sutton’s Hospital in the Charterhouse
The Charterhouse is an ancient charity founded in 1611 located in the beautiful setting of a former Carthusian monastery within the City of London. The charity today provides accommodation and care for retired, single elderly gentlemen known as Brothers. The Revealing the Charterhouse Project is designed to provide greatly increased public access, enjoyment and understanding to/of the Charterhouse site, a remarkable assembly of historic buildings dating from the 14th century, and to/of the collections owned by the Charterhouse and relevant collections owned by the Museum of London. The new presentation will tell the story of the site since the middle ages, right up to the present. A museum exhibition will be established on site curated by the Museum of London. Additionally, more of the building will be opened to visitors through new guided tours and a learning programme.
Jura Consultants was commissioned to work with the project steering group and a range of partners and consultants to develop both the Round 1 and Round 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This included a detailed visitor market appraisal, an on-street survey targeting potential users, review of interpretation and activity plans, development of the business case, and coordination of the Round 1 and Round 2 applications . The Revealing the Charterhouse project received a grant award £1.5 million in March 2013.