What our visitors say

  • “A very enjoyable tour. The guides were marvellous. I look forward to another visit.”
  • "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

St John Historical Society talk

Wednesday 14th February

The Railway Ambulance Movement Historical Society Evening Talk

This talk by Alan Sharkey is a must for any self respecting railway buff! It will examine the role
that the St John Ambulance Association had in the progress and impact of the railway ambulance movement, its competitions and looks at its medals, insignia and certificates from 1878 onwards.

Guests are welcome to attend their first historical society event for free on a drop-in basis. To find out more about Historical Society membership please click here.

St John Historical Society talk

Wednesday 14th March

Israel/Palestine: History is still undecided St John Historical Society evening talk

The talk with Afif Safieh will provide the historical background of the conflict in this region, where the Order still runs a Hospital in Jerusalem. It will cover the peace process, from breakthrough to breakdown.

Afif Safieh has an extensive background in international diplomacy and has spoken at venues including The Vatican, so this promises to be a stimulating and informative talk.

Guests are welcome to attend their first historical society event for free on a drop-in basis. To find out more about Historical Society membership please click here.

  • 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

Wednesday Talks

The History of the Revels Office

Museum of the Order of St John Sarah Wilkinson, Museum and Events Assistant

In Tudor England, the Revels Office was one of many administrative departments attached to the Royal Household. Read more

History

Resuscitation practices of old: The Trotting Horse Method.

Museum of the Order of St John Judi McGinley, Museum Assistant

The Trotting Horse Method of resuscitation dates back to the early 19th century and was used to revive near-drowning victims who came a cropper while swimming in Europe's inland waterways. The victim would be draped over the back of a horse which... Read more

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You comment, we respond.

Museum of the Order of St John Judi McGinley, Museum Assistant

Visitor comment: Really interesting and very child friendly! Love the Christmas decoration making table. What a wonderful idea. I was able to sit and read the papers while my daughters were happily crafting away. Our response: Thank you. We are... Read more

ALT="historic gold coin with shield decoration" ©Museum of the Order of St John, London/Jack Hanson 2017
History, Volunteering, Collection Highlights

Gold Coins

Museum of the Order of St John Jack Hanson, Collections Volunteer

Gold coins, being of the highest worth, often demonstrate the most developed iconography. Read more

History

Resuscitation practices of old: The Barrel method of resuscitation and tobacco smoke enemas!

Museum of the Order of St John Judi McGinley, Museum Assistant

The Barrel method of resuscitation was a medical procedure that was popular during the early to mid 1700s. This method  involved the victim being lifted up and draped over the side of a large barrel. The patient would then be  pulled back... 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: