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Charterhouse Priory of St Anne - Heritage Open Days 2018

08 September 2018 - 09 September 2018 Every day
  • Location: Charterhouse Priory, London Road, Coventry CV1 2JR
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: FREE

Take the opportunity to take a tour of this Grade 1 listed building and gardens which was founded in 1380.


Featuring two very rare paintings, one of which shows part of the crucifixion scene dating from the early 1400s.

The Charterhouse Priory of St Anne started as a Carthusian monastery in 1381 with the help of its founder Richard II. It is a Grade I listed building of National and International importance. The present building includes the remains of the original priory quarters of lodgings and coach house.and 15th Century extensions in sandstone. Inside there are 15th and 16th century wall paintings including some important early Renaissance motifs. Within the grounds are a set of gardens relating to 6 centuries from the founding of the Priory. One set of gardens was originally based upon designs of Humphrey Repton.

  •  Opportunity to take a guided tour of the building and grounds of the Priory with the chance to see the medieval and renaissance wall paintings.
  •  Music and demonstrations
  •  Children's treasure hunt and puzzles

Opening Times

  • Saturday 8 September: 12 noon - 4pm
  • Sunday 9 September: 10am - 4pm

Booking Details

No booking required


Disabled access - ground floor only. The complete tour involves climbing stairs, low doorways and some uneven flooring.

Additional Information

Max 20 people per tour/session. Meeting point for the tours is in the panelled room on the ground floor. Visitors coming by car should park in the Blue Coat School car park entering via Terry Road (CV1 2BA) as alternative parking. The back of the car park leads directly to the Charterhouse along a very short pathway. Contact for the day: Jon Plumley


Located off junction 4 of the Coventry ring road passing Gulson Road (1st exit). Follow signs to London along London Road heading away from the city centre. Pass by the second left (Acacia Avenue) and then turn left down the Charterhouse drive. The building is located at the end of a small road off the main road. Car park is 80 yards down the driveway on the right..

Fallen Art Exhibition

Attend the Fallen Art Exhibition on Sunday 9 September, 12-4pm.

Fallen art aims to support and promote local artists working in Coventry and the West Midlands through a series of 'flash' exhibitions in historical and atmospheric settings. 

Artists working in a range of media including painting, illustration, sculpture, textiles, jewellery and photography will explore the following themes: Surreal, Gothic, Fairytale, Nature.

All artwork featured is available for sale or commission.

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