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The Museum of the Order of St John

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A page of History

Visitors who are intrigued by the Knights Hospitallers will find this a gem. The small museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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A delightful small museum

With my wife and her cousin, I recently had a pleasant day out in Clerkenwell, visiting the Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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The Museum tells the unique and fascinating story of an ancient religious military Order, from its origins caring for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its modern-day role with St John Ambulance, the international first aid...more
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors who are intrigued by the Knights Hospitallers will find this a gem. The small museum is informative, and the tour was exceptionally rewarding. There are stairs and windy staircases to negotiate, but it is all worthwhile. A page of history hidden away, for all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With my wife and her cousin, I recently had a pleasant day out in Clerkenwell, visiting the Museum of the Order of St John in the morning and the Marx Memorial Library in the afternoon, with lunch in between at the Crown Tavern. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

I literally stumbled across this absorbing little museum while walking through Clerkenwell. Amazingly it's free to visit and is housed in the actual London hospu=otal of the once absurdly powerful order of the Knights of St John. A series of exhibits of artefacts, reconstructions and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Housed in a Victorian renovation of an original Tudor building, this museum tells a fascinating story of the Knights of the Order of St John.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We arrived in time to book a private tour and are so glad we did. Karen was extremely knowledgeable and explained the history of the Order in great detail. The displays and information at the museum are all excellent but on the tour you get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Despite having worked quite near this area for many years, I had no idea this museum existed. It’s rarely mentioned but really deserves to be. If you’ve any interest in the Crusades, the Knights Templar, the St John’s Ambulance or just history in general, this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Unless you have a particular interest in the Order of St John this small but well organised museum probably isn’t worth a dedicated visit. Should you happen to be passing, however, it is worth popping in and looking round. It’s completely free to visit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I came across this amazing museum with thanks to Google Maps. I was trying to find another place and The Museum of the Order of St John came up as well. I thought, as I haven't been there before, let's go. The Museum of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We booked on to a 1 hour guided tour, concentrating on the Order's connection with the island state of Malta, and this really helped as the guide was able to take us to parts of this compact complex of buildings that you wouldn't normally be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We made a specific trip here as my daughter is working towards her St John's badge in NZ. It is a really small museum but tells the story of the order really well and has a lot of exhibits. The staff member was friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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