What our visitors say

  • "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

Opening Updates

Following the government guidance issued on 16th March, the Museum buildings and garden will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Our social media channels will continue to share pre-scheduled content for you to enjoy, so do visit us online.   If you need to get in contact please email museum@sja.org.uk.  Thank you for supporting the work of the Museum of the Order of St John, this decision has not been taken lightly.  Please do all take care of yourselves, and we look forward to seeing you all again when we are in more settled times.

  • 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

St John Youth

The History of the Badgers and Cadets

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, Museum Assistant

[caption id="attachment_10983" align="alignright" width="712"] All five siblings of the Pring family from Bristol were St John Ambulance Cadets and were photographed together for the St John Review April 1977[/caption] 2022 will mark the... Read more

A poster with a painted image of a book in front of medical items suck as pill bottles with 'THE CURE OF BOOKS' in red block capitals. The Cure of Books Poster, LDOSJ SJA2076
Posters, Books

Get Well Soon

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

St John Ambulance, since its establishment in 1877, has been dedicated to caring for others. While the most well-known and well-established part of St John’s caregiving has been in the training and providing of first aid, our volunteers,... Read more

Isole di Malta, olim Melita c.1689, CORONELLI. From the Museum's Collection.
Watercolours

The Watercolour World

Museum of the Order of St John

In 2017 the Museum of the Order of St John, with public and private collections around the world, was invited to contribute to a new online resource of watercolours from before 1900. The Watercolour World would create a visual history of the... Read more

Uncategorized

Becoming an autism-friendly museum

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, museum assistant

At least 1 in 100 people have autism. Over the past few months, we have been working to make our museum more autism friendly. We have invested in new resources, run our first autism-friendly family activity, created visual stories, had autism... Read more

St John Youth

Current and former Cadets – can you help? 

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, museum assistant

The Museum will soon be unveiling a new display about St John Ambulance Badgers and Cadets to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Cadets in 2022. As part of this we will be including current and former Cadets’ memories of providing... 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: