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The Museum of the Order of St John

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Well set-out small gem

We made a specific trip here as my daughter is working towards her St John's badge in NZ. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, NZ
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A hidden gem!

Happened across the museum whilst walking around Farringdon area of London - what a great little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark M
Camberley, United Kingdom
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened across the museum whilst walking around Farringdon area of London - what a great little find - really interesting and well laid-out history of the Order of St.John from the 1300’s though to 20th Century - all in chronological order and supported by audio...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum focuses upon the history Of St John order. With many exhibits to look at that illustrates it role in society. The museum is housed in the historic buildings - There’s a garden close by which is worth visiting as it’s so tranquil with...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was a truly excellent visit - from the pre-booking stage until we left the museum. All of the staff were extremely professional and friendly. They ensured the children learnt a lot whilst enjoying themselves; and went out of their way to make sure that...More

Thank Sjohn-legere
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is one of London's little gems, with the history ranging from the knightly era to the modern-day St John's Ambulance service. The Museum has been much updated since I first visited several years ago, and I was very impressed at the storytelling and updated...More

Thank WellingtonKiwiJo
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Being a member of St.John Ambulance in Malta (and one of the Badger leaders), a visit to the museum whilst on holiday in London was a must. It was fascinating to witness the amazing history of the order through the beautiful, well presented artefacts and...More

Thank MaltaRoo
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I had a great afternoon at the museum, taking first the tour with very knowledgeable guide Sue. It is worth doing this as you see so much more and it includes the church and crypt. I then visited the garden to the church and returned...More

Thank dazedconfused26
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

16th century historical building in Clerkenwell. St John’s gate formed the entrance to the ancient Priory that was the headquarters of the Knights of St John aka the Knights of Malta. There are large rooms within which can be used for concerts, corporate and private...More

Thank WellTraveledEthiopia
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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
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!

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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
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