Address: London Road Coventry CV1 2JR


Charterhouse houses three historic floors of immersive storytelling, surrounded by a halo of beautiful green space filled with wildlife and the brand-new Purnell’s Café & Bistro at Charterhouse by Michelin Star chef, Glynn Purnell. 

Discover more than 600 years of history, wander through the walled garden and view magnificent Medieval and Elizabethan wall paintings.

The grounds surrounding Charterhouse include green fields, a children’s play area, woodland, the River Sherbourne and the Grade II listed Sherbourne Viaduct – part of the world’s first major inter-city railway. 

All tickets give you readmission for 12 months and with an exciting events programme, from world-renowned artists working in the grounds to interactive storytelling sessions – there is plenty to return for!

Plus, London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum is just over the road!

Designed by famous architect Joseph Paxton, London Road Cemetery is an early example of the Victorian ‘garden cemetery’ movement, developed not only as a burial site but also as a place of natural beauty. The raised promenade and old cemetery entrance have been restored and new interpretation tells the stories of the site’s residents and natural heritage. 

Those buried in the cemetery include most of the city’s pioneers of transport, especially in the emerging bicycle and car industries.


Charterhouse is incredibly excited that Purnell’s Café & Bistro at Charterhouse is now open!

Their café and bistro, situated in the newly refurbished refectory attached to the former Prior’s House, is run by the West Midlands’ very own Michelin-starred chef, Glynn Purnell.

Access to the cafe is free and there is no need to book.

With a field-to-fork ethos of making the most of the amazing produce being grown in the garden on site. Purnell’s at Charterhouse provides visitors with that much-needed respite after a busy morning immersing themselves in the history of Charterhouse.