Living in Greenwich: Meet the Collection


Save your May Sundays for five new costumed tours of the House, extraordinary new art installations from our artists-in-residence Fiona Veacock and CraftA with local community groups, a museum display inspired by the theme of food and home, as well as an exhibit of what home means to Greenwich’s locals, in their own voices and words.

The exhibition will also be open for you to discover on selected weekdays during Frilly's opening hours (Wednesdays to Fridays, 9:30am to 3:30pm), including craft sessions with our artists-in-residence and special interpretation tours.

Dates For Your Diary;

Jacobean Sunday - Sunday 1st May, 11:00am – 4:00pm
To open the exhibition, Charlton House is holding a Jacobean fayre. Explore the Living in Greenwich: Meet the Collection exhibition, including new art installations created by local artists Fiona Veacock and CraftA with local community groups, show the kids popular outdoor games from the 17th century, and enjoy musical performances from Rock Choir and a tour of Charlton House’s Jacobean years.

Stay tuned for opening times for The Producers’ Market featuring artisan crafts, and the on-site café Frilly’s Tea Room.

Reminiscence Mornings - Tuesdays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Free themed reminiscence mornings, each exploring a different aspect of life at home and in the borough. Reminiscence workshops featuring real collection items, particularly to help revive forgotten memories and guide uncertain minds. Open to carers and cared-for people, and welcoming to those with dementia.

Walkthrough Wednesdays - Wednesdays, 10:30am and 12:30pm
Free guided tours of the Living in Greenwich: Meet the Collection exhibition. First come first served, meeting in Frilly’s Tea Room.

Charlton House Family-Friendly Costumed Tours - Sundays, 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm - BOOK NOW
Experience Charlton House through Victorian eyes in this interactive tour including storytelling and activities.
1st May: Jacobean 
8th May: East India Company and Charlton House
15th May: Victorian
22nd May: World War I
29th May: World War II

Artists-in-Residence Workshop: Crochet with CraftA - Thursday 5th May and Friday 6th May, 10:00am - 12 noon and 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Use your creativity to take part in a colourful freeform collage by knitting, crocheting, and sewing. After a short introduction to the concept of freeform from our CraftA artists in residence, you can use your knowledge to create a small piece that will be worked into a collage. Workshop open to all. Suitable for beginners, improvers, and hobbyists. 

Charlton House BSL Tours of Charlton House - Sunday, 15th May: 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Workshop: Pottery with Fiona Veacock - Sunday 15th May, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm
Join a clay workshop with the ceramic artist-in-residence Fiona Veacock. Hand in your work at the end of the course, and she’ll fire and glaze it for you to pick up at a later date.

Sustainability Sunday - Sunday 22nd May, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Learn about the ongoing history of sustainability at Charlton House, and how it fits into the experience of Living in Greenwich. You can also drop in for earth-friendly kids’ crafts to use at home, and book in for a costumed tour of the House in World War I: a time of rationing, community support, and making the best use of existing resources.

Looking to do your part by keeping it local today? Be sure to drop in for Charlton and Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society’s plant sale in the Gardens, and WI’s bake sale on Back Lawn, and stay tuned for information about sustainable market stalls at the House.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Artist-in-Residence Workshop: Pottery with Fiona V£8.00 per ticket
Artists-in-Residence Workshop: Crochet with CraftA£3.00 per ticket
Charlton House BSL Tours (12 & under go FREE)£5.00 per ticket
Charlton House Costumed Tours (5 & under go FREE)£5.00 per ticket
Living in Greenwich WalkthroughsFree
Living in Greenwich: Meet the CollectionFree
Reminiscence MorningsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Living in Greenwich: Meet the Collection

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Charlton House and Gardens, Charlton Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8RE
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