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Archives Away!

Our School Archive, which contains a huge variety of material covering a range of historical periods, of local and wider interest, is shared with the community in several ways. The School Archivist gives regular guided tours, both general and bespoke, to community groups, and provides 'loan boxes', including artefacts and information on a particular period, to primary schools (i.e. Roman, Iron Age &c). Additionally, the Archives welcomes independent and organisational research enquiries (free of charge), numbering around twenty per month.


To share Charterhouse's collection of historical items with the wider community

To contribute to history education in local primary schools and elsewhere

To share the beauty and history of our school campus with others

To support independent and organisational research through our School Archive collections


The Archives team is led by Mrs Catherine Smith, our School Archivist, who is supported by other expert staff. Guided tours require access to school facilities for members of the public, thereby impacting on security and grounds staff as well.

Pupil Involvement

Charterhouse pupils support and use the Archives in a variety of ways, including for their own history projects, and supporting the Archivist in her work.


Twenty research enquiries per month (average)

Boxes as requested by primary schools

Guided tours regularly