Carthusian monastery, private mansion, boys’ school and almshouse: The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. It opened its doors to the public in 2017 to share its wonderfully rich and varied history for future generations to discover. With this transition came the need for a digital presence to reach a new and diverse audience, communicating every aspect of this historic living community.
The Charterhouse serves a multitude of purposes. Not only is it a cultural landmark in London’s historic Clerkenwell, but it also gives back to the local community through its almhouse, a housing charity supporting over 60s in need, and the on-site infirmary where residents are provided with domiciliary care.
Following some internal development work, The Charterhouse commissioned us to deliver a website that would reflect its brand new visitor offer. The website was required to clearly showcase the fascinating historical background of the charity, and the educational opportunities that come with its Learning Centre and museum.
The refreshed and fully responsive website, designed using The Charterhouse colours, offers a clear and simple journey for a variety of users, whether they want to book a tour of The Charterhouse’s collections – displaying objects dating back to the 1300s –, to access the wide range of learning resources or to enquire about venue hire for a wedding or corporate event.
user session increase
increase in average user session duration
reduction in visitor bounce rate
We continue to support The Charterhouse on an ongoing basis with digital design and development, working hard to keep their website up-to-date and user friendly.