What our visitors say

  • “When you feel the world is going mad, come here. You will see that for years and all over the world, some people care for others. Humanity is good. Thanks to all these people.”
  • "Lovely visit, my 5 year old son enjoyed the children's activity trail which we did together - very engaging, thank you!"
  • "Thank you to the kind man at reception who helped with Dad’s wheelchair! Great museum!"
  • "St John Ambulance saved my life on 1st March 2015 so I came here to learn more. Keep up the good work!"

News and events

There will be no public guided tour at 2:30pm on Tuesday 26 March, due to an event taking place that afternoon. Our 11am tour will run as usual.

The galleries will open at the later time of 12noon on Thursday 4 April, due to essential maintenance works.

The eight-pointed cross of the Order of St John Click to expand image The eight-pointed cross of the Order of St John

Morning Closure

Please be aware that on Thursday 4th April the galleries will open at the later time of 12pm. This is due to essential maintenance works. We thank you for your patience.

 

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2019 Public Programme: Royal Connections

We are pleased to announce our 2019 public programme. Following the success of our Malta theme last year, this year’s public events will all be around the theme of Royal Connections. Have a look at the events page on our website or download a programme here. We look forward to seeing you!

  • View of the interior of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Priory Church of the Order of St John. Photography by Shaun Le Gassick
  • View of the interior of the Crypt of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Crypt. Photography by Shaun Le Gassick
  • View of the Link Gallery of the Museum of the Order of St John The Link Gallery. © MOSJ
  • ALT= The Cloister Garden. © MOSJ
  • ALT= The Chapter Hall. © MOSJ

Blog

Photograph of a procession of people with banners celebrating St John. St John Mauritius, photograph taken from St John International Website
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St John and the Commonwealth

Museum of the Order of St John Isobel MacAuslan, Museum Assistant

The Order of St John operates in over 40 countries worldwide. Many of these countries are part of the Commonwealth, a legacy of the charity’s foundation in 1877, a time when the British Empire was at its peak. As in the UK where its primary role... Read more

sketch of John Furley Sketch of John Furley from First Aid Magazine
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Sir John Furley and St John Ambulance

Museum of the Order of St John Isobel MacAuslan, Museum Assistant

[caption id="attachment_16724" align="aligncenter" width="464"] Sketch of John Furley from First Aid Magazine[/caption] Despite being a pivotal figure in the development of the First Aid Movement, Sir John Furley is not widely known. Born in... Read more

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Queen Victoria’s Order

Museum of the Order of St John Jessica Swift, Museum assistant

In the early 1860s, John Furley and some other Victorian men wanted to revive the Order of St John in England. Inspired by the suggestion of an organisation to be called the Red Cross at the Geneva convention of 1864, Furley and his friends wanted... Read more

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A Year in Pictures: 2018 at St John's Gate

Museum of the Order of St John Isobel MacAuslan, Museum Assistant

What a busy year it has been here at the Museum of the Order of St John! Here are some of our favourite images from 2018 to give a snapshot of what we have been up to. January Although we are constantly working to look after the building and our... Read more

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You Comment, We Respond: A Year of Comment Cards

Museum of the Order of St John Isobel MacAuslan, Museum Assistant

If you have visited our museum, you will have seen our comment board. Every month we collect the comments that our visitors left and respond via our “You Comment, We Respond” poster. As we approach the end of the year, we thought we would update... Read more

Sponsors

The Museum of the Order of St John would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support its work. In particular, the Museum would like to thank the following for their generosity: