There is plenty to see and do at Charlton House & Gardens, whether you are coming as an individual, with friends, or as a family.

With free entry, you can explore and learn all about the long and eventful history of the beautiful Jacobean rooms, corridors and staircases you will discover, as well as the stunning walled gardens and grounds.

The house was built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, who was tutor to Henry, Prince of Wales - the eldest son of James I. It is one of the finest surviving Jacobean manor houses in England.

Opening times



9.30 - 15.30


9.30 - 15.00





10.00 - 16.00


10.00 - 16.00


10.00 - 14.00


Charlton House Library

Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat

Charlton Toy Library

Tue, Thu, Fri (term time)

Explore the collections on display at Charlton House

Discover the history of the home in Royal Greenwich, exploring from Charlton House's domestic past to cooking to crafting. Stories are told through both artefacts and residents' own voices.
Explore Living in Greenwich: Tales Through Time

Explore Charlton House

Charlton House’s walls are rich with history

Standing for over 400 years, Charlton House is one of the finest Jacobean manor houses in the country. Grade 1-listed and the former residence of royal tutors, baronets, and prime ministers, the House has ties to the monarchy, trade, and world wars.

Home to stunning grounds and gardens

With many features original to the 17th century, the Charlton House grounds include a Summer House attributed to architect Inigo Jones, and gorgeous year-round walled gardens lovingly maintained by a team of volunteer gardeners.

Find us

Charlton House
Charlton Road, London
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