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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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Another Gem in a Richly Historic Area.

The small museum is housed in St. John's Gate which is all that remains of the Priory that once... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
keith h
Chesham, United Kingdom
Much Smaller than I had Imagined

My son and I went here just before Christmas. We both enjoyed this experience with plenty in the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
John D
Oxfordshire, 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

The small museum is housed in St. John's Gate which is all that remains of the Priory that once stood here. Here you can trace the history of The Order of St. John which is now more poularly recognised as the St. John's Ambulance. Monks...More

1  Thank keith h
Reviewed 30 December 2017

My son and I went here just before Christmas. We both enjoyed this experience with plenty in the exhibits to span our interests. The staff were very clean and nice as were the toilets and although we did not attend at a time when they...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Having recently visited the historic st johns hospital in Valletta I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to visit this museum for the first time in over 10 years.Much modernised since my last visit.This tells the story of the knights of st john and...More

Thank wingate
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Came across this by chance but co-incidentally soon after I'd been in Temple Church built by the KnightsTemplar. Half an hour would give you a good taster for the place but I think it justifies a bit longer. Guided tours are offered and I might...More

1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Superb group visit led by an excellent guide Karen Lansdown. Nobody in the group had visited before and everyone was bowled over by the history of the Order and the treasures inside the Museum. This is a must visit place for those in and close...More

1  Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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

1  Thank ysmp1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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

9  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

1  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 25 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
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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