Small Museum in the historic Charterhouse with excellent disabled access
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid
Charterhouse is a complex of historic buildings which has been a former monastery, grand townhouse and school. Today and since the early 1600s it's been an alms house. In January 2017 a small, free museum was opened and the public are also able to visit its chapel. Next door at no 14 is the Thackeray Café. There is very good disabled access.
Transport & Parking
The nearest tube to Charterhouse is Barbican (which has stairs) or Farringdon (which is steps free). It is then a 5 minute walk to Charterhouse Square. There are cobblestones in the square.
A new public entrance has been created to coincide with the opening of the museum which provides a steps free entrance. The museum and chapel are all located on the ground floor and there are no steps. The museum is small and the passage way through the museum can get busy. From the museum there is entrance into the chapel. The Thackeray café, next door has a couple of steps at the entrance but there is a buzzer for people with disabilities that need help and I noted that there is a fold up ramp by the door. The café is a self service restaurant.
On entering the museum there are three sets of toilets. Very impressed. One for wheelchair users, which is spacious with grab rails and emergency cord. One with a sign on the door with a person with sticks, which has grab rails but no emergency cord. Another toilet door which I didn't check out. Forgot to check when I was in the Thackeray Café whether they had any toilets, accessible or otherwise.
On entering the museum there is a reception, staff are there to welcome and assist as required. In the café the staff were very friendly.
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This is a lovely and accessible venue. Museum and historic building is extremely interesting. We had lunch in the café and food was delicious. The café is located next to the Charterhouse so it opens before the museum does. Well worth visiting.