What’s On at Christ’s Hospital Museum

CH Verrio Tours


Tours of the school, known as Verrio Tours after the famous painting in Dining Hall by Antonio Verrio, are offered to visitors to the school by prior appointment.  Tours are guided by pupils, and provide a chance to look at the wonderful paintings, buildings and grounds as well as visiting the museum for a talk and a look at the permanent exhibition.  A full afternoon tea is provided in the magnificent Dining Hall.  Click on the left hand icon for a leaflet giving details of the tours and how to book.

Old Blues Day

Old Blues Day

Thursday 18th May 2024

Discover Christ’s Hospital’s past at our newly refurbished museum!

With 470 years of history reflected in over 100,000 artefacts and varied displays, where better than at the Museum to discover your own recent CH history, as well as further back in time?
Where else can you see an original manuscript signed by Samuel Pepys, and one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poems, as well as Barnes Wallis’ piece of fuselage from a Wellington Bomber?

Heritage Day 2024

Tuesday 20th August 2024

Join us on this open day for Old Blues and friends and enjoy a leisurely day where you will have open access to Christ's Hospital's fabulous grounds and the opportunity to learn more about the history and heritage of the school from 1552 to present day!

Old Blues Day

Brangwyn Tour & Talk

To book a Brangwyn Tour & Talk visit: https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/admissions/book-a-brangwyn-tour/

Alternatively email: chmuseum@christs-hospital.org.uk

Or call 01403 247444.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Brangwyn’s Cartoons at Christ’s Hospital

Extended throughout 2023

This ground-breaking exhibition is the culmination of Horsham District Council’s Year of Culture 2019 project to restore seven beautiful cartoon drawings for the mural cycle in Christ’s Hospital Chapel. 

Christ's Hospital Murals by Libby Horner 

A newly revised, fully illustrated book of 120 pages which provides a thorough insight and discussion into Sir Frank Brangwyn’s mural commission for Christ’s Hospital Chapel 1912- 1923 , with detailed catalogue appendices and index. 

Price £16.00.

Click on the image to find details of how to order the book by post

Public Sculpture

A new public sculpture to commemorate Christ’s Hospital’s 350 years presence in the City of London (1552 – 1902) was unveiled by Sir Alan Yarrow, former Lord Mayor, on Monday, 6 November 2017.

Working with the Corporation of London and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, whose offices now occupy a large part of the School’s original site, the idea for a permanent presence in the City has now come to fruition. When you next visit the City, please do take a look – details about the sculpture and where it is located are in the attached leaflet (Click on the icon on the left).    

 

Christ’s Hospital London site commemorative Sculpture, by Andrew Brown, bronze with blue patina, 2017

 

Past CH related exhibitions:

- Exhibition at Christ’s Hospital Museum 2014-2017: Christ’s Hospital during the First World War

- Exhibition at Christ’s Hospital Museum 2017-2019: Christ’s Hospital in the 20th Century

- Exhibition at the Museum of London 12 July - 4 November 2018: Bluecoats in the City - 350 years of Christ’s Hospital