The Friends of Coventry Cathedral are organising a tour of Coventry Charterhouse on 26th June at 2pm.  The price of the ticket (including tour guide) is £11.

Three historic floors of immersive storytelling, surrounded by a halo of beautiful green space filled with wildlife. One of Coventry’s most important heritage sites and the centre of Charterhouse Heritage Park.

Charterhouse is always evolving and developing, as a one of a kind living heritage site with something for everyone to enjoy and new, exciting things to discover every time you visit.

The Grade I listed, 14th century building has quite the story to share, and has served many different purposes since it was first founded in 1381. The site began life as a Carthusian monastery, home to a silent order of monks who lived peacefully off the land. The building passed hands as a private house through the following centuries, with notable inhabitants including Robert Dudley, famous favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, and John Whittingham who cultivated the nursery and walled garden that produced exotic fruit for wealthy locals. In more recent years the house has a whole new tale to tell, with tenacious members of the community coming together to save the building from sale and possible demolition.

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Charterhouse has a strong connection with Coventry Cathedral.   In 1940 it was bequeathed to the City by Col. William Wiley, who was a Cathedral Churchwarden for many years and a former Mayor of Coventry.

Please contact Phil Morris ([email protected]) to make a booking.

TRAVEL by CAR: Car parking is available.   Visitors register upon arrival. 

TRAVEL by BUS: You can catch the 3 (National Express Coventry bus) towards Warwickshire Shopping Park from Cross Cheaping (Stop BS6) in Coventry city centre, arriving at Humber Avenue on London Road right by the back entrance to Charterhouse in just 7 minutes. The number 3 runs every 15 minutes.

The Friends of Coventry Cathedral was founded in 1934. It is an independent Charity No. 1061176 registered in England and Wales, with an annually elected Council.
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