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

Edward Carauana Dingli in Chapter Hall Click to expand image Edward Carauana Dingli in Chapter Hall
#Valletta2018, Exhibition, Free

Monday 20th August - Sunday 30th September

Edward Caruana Dingli: All in Order

See some of the lesser known works of this Maltese artist and Knight of St John, from portraits to portrait medals. Previously unseen sketches and designs give an insight in to the methods of this master.

  • 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

Watercolour painting by Charles Brocktorff showing Malta from the sea View of Malta taken from the Sea, watercolour on paper, Charles Frederick de Brocktorff LDOSJ 1032
#Valletta2018, Wednesday Talks

Maltese crossings: British visitors to Malta in the 19th century

Museum of the Order of St John Justin Bailey, Museum office assistant

In 1798 the Knights of the Order of St John were dramatically expelled from the island of Malta—their home for over 250 years—by Napoleon. Only two years later the French themselves were driven out, and Malta became a protectorate of the British... Read more

History

100 Years of Film

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

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of film to St John Ambulance’s teaching repertoire. If you have been on one of St John’s First Aid Courses today, you will know that visual media is an important part of their teaching... Read more

Black and white photograph of Susie George in uniform looking back whilst stepping into an aeroplane Susie at the inauguration of the first Air Unit, Berkshire. 1947
Volunteering, Collection Highlights

Medals and their Stories: The Medals of Susie George

Museum of the Order of St John Katherine Emery, Collections Volunteer

In the collections of the Museum of the Order of St John is a group of medals awarded to Susie George.  Each medal hints at Susie’s extraordinary service, and I was keen to discover more about the woman who earned these medals. Read more

#Valletta2018, Wednesday Talks

The French Revolution and the Loss of Malta

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

In our collection we hold a letter sent by a member of the French Order of St John in the year 1789. Whilst the majority of the letter is concerned with the death of the Commander of Golfech, there are a number of references to the troubling... Read more

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Learning, History

The story of a trophy: work experience at the Museum

Museum of the Order of St John Liam, work experience student

[caption id="attachment_15826" align="aligncenter" width="486"] Liam holding the Bonham Memorial Cup[/caption] Hi, my name is Liam and I'm a student at Hertford Regional College. I wanted to do my work experience at the Museum of the Order of St... 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: