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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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Guided Tours very good indeed

This is a hidden gem not far from Farringdon Station and is split over two sites very close to each... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yorkterrier01
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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 2 weeks ago
keith h
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks 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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 20 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
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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

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