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

Evening Lecture, Free, Royal Connections

Thursday 3rd October

Looking After the Royal Collection With Some Additional Remarks on Royal Links with the Venerable Order

Join Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection Trust, to learn more about one of the largest and most important fine and decorative art collections in the world.

This talk will also explore some of the fascinating royal links with the Venerable Order.

Register for your free ticket here.

Tour Cancellation

Please note that due to an Order event, there will be no Church and Crypt tour on Thursday 19th September.

Exhibition, Free, Royal Connections

Tuesday 3rd September - Saturday 5th October

By Royal Appointment

Through an exhibition of beautiful artworks, fascinating documents and intriguing objects, explore the enduring and mutually supportive relationship enjoyed by the Royal Family and the Order of St John from the 1870s to the present day.

October Crypt Closure

Please note that due to essential maintenance work, tours will not be able to access the Crypt from 1st October to 25th October 2019. Thursday tours will also not take place during this time.

We sincerely apologise for any disappointment caused.

Christmas Closure

Please note that our last day open before Christmas will be Saturday the 21st December, when we will open from 10am – 5pm, with tours at 11am and 2:30pm. We will then be closed until Monday 13th January when we will re-open with usual opening 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

Art, History

Cataloguing the Museum’s Brocktorff collection

Museum of the Order of St John

Julia Glen, volunteer museum cataloguing assistant, spent several months, between March 2019 and June 2019, working on a project to catalogue part of the Museum’s collection. Here she explains the work she did. The aim of my project was to sort... Read more

#RoyalConnections, History, Wednesday Talks

A Royal Visitor: Henry II Visits the Priory of the Order of St John

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

Although the Order of St John had existed in Jerusalem since the 1080s, they only began receiving land in England and Scotland in the 1130s and 1140s. The Priory here at Clerkenwell was first established in 1144 on land granted by Jordan de Bricet... Read more

History

Behind the Scenes: Family History Research

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, Isobel MacAuslan and Jess Swift, Museum Assistants

The museum team regularly receive emails from people hoping to make an enquiry into an individual who had a connection to St John Ambulance and/or the Order of St John. Our three Museum Assistants, Jess, Rachel and Isobel, spend much of their time... Read more

Uncategorized

You Comment, We Respond: An Update

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

We continue to act on feedback we get from visitors via our Comment Board and visitor surveys. It is useful for us to know if there is anything that is missing from the museum or that could enhance your visit. That way, we can work to improve our... Read more

Volunteering, Collection Highlights

Una collezione di vasetti per farmacia in maiolica presso il Museo dell'Ordine di San Giovanni

Museum of the Order of St John Alberto Filippo Rapisarda, Collections Volunteer

Dal 15 aprile 2019 al 17 maggio 2019 Alberto Filippo Rapisarda, uno studente dell'Università di Udine in Italia, ha intrapreso un'indagine approfondita sulla collezione del Museo di vasetti per farmacia in maiolica. La ricerca risultante ha... 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: