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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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Fascinating history

We had already visited the Museum of the Order of St John but returned for a guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter P
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Andover, United Kingdom
Wedding event

We attended a wedding on 6th April, it was nothing short of stunning! Staff friendly , attentive... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
infoforyoufromme
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had already visited the Museum of the Order of St John but returned for a guided tour of the historic rooms and the old Church Crypt, Beautiful rooms and wonderful history from a knowledgeable guide, a little known attraction but well worth a visit,...More

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We attended a wedding on 6th April, it was nothing short of stunning! Staff friendly , attentive, knowledgeable and professional. A fantastic venue to attend. So pleased we were invited. A talking point for a long time Well done!

Thank infoforyoufromme
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem not far from Farringdon Station and is split over two sites very close to each other. The first part of the guided tour (very much worth taking) is around the gatehouse constructed at the start of the 1500s just before...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 16 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
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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

11  Thank Sandygranny
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