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The Museum of the Order of St John

St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
+44 20 7324 4005
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Hidden gem

Spotted chapel and museum whilst sitting in nearby restaurant. Fascinating story of how St. John's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Another enjoyable visit to the Museum of the Order of St John.

This was our second visit to this fascinating museum and I can’t believe it’s still free! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy, United Kingdom
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
+44 20 7324 4005
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spotted chapel and museum whilst sitting in nearby restaurant. Fascinating story of how St. John's ambulance founded and his whole area was a priory that 'changed' with Henry VIII, Mary and Elizabeth. Another reminder of the history of London . Memorial garden very peaceful and...More

Thank ysmp1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this fascinating museum and I can’t believe it’s still free! It charts the history of the Order of St John and the founding of the St John’s Ambulance. The Church and the Crypt are just across the road in...More

3  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem of a museum which depicts the history and journey of the Order of St John including the development of the St John Ambulance. Activities to do and interactive screens in addition to memorabilia which has been donated. A national and international perspective...More

Thank ASmith1966
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our visit was organised by friends who arranged a 90th birthday party celebration. The Museum hosted us for a lovely lunch in their Great Room. We looked around the museum first - it is not big, but it tells well the story of the Order...More

Thank LindiBoy2
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This small museum is 5 minutes walk from Farringdon station and tells the story of St John Ambulance from the Crusades in the 11th Century though to the modern day. It is free to enter and there is a suggested donation for guided tours. It's...More

1  Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The timeline showing the impact of the order of St. John is impressive. The story inspires further research of its progress and makes one want to revisit Rhodes and go to Malta

1  Thank jonathan s
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

First time I have ever visited this museum and I must say I really enjoyed reading about the history of St John and I look forward to going back soon

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A well done and beautiful museum. Small but well presented. Very few artifacts and a small museum shop that is not very comfortable but well worth a visit.

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We have recently visited this museum which is free to the public. Very lucky to attend on a day (Friday at 11.00) when there was a guided tour (also free). The tour lasted approximately an hour and a half with a guide who was superb...More

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We'd seen the old archway a few times but never visited the museum before. It's well laid-out and has information on the Knights in Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta (which by coincidence we'd just been to) and up to the present-day St John's Ambulance Brigade. Lots...More

2  Thank suemoret
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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