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

Special Event

Thursday 12th May - Friday 13th May

Late at the Gate: Ye Olde Tavern Quiz

St John’s Gate was once home to Ye Olde Jerusalem Tavern, watering hole for the likes of Dickens. In celebration of this history and as part of the Museums at Night festival, we are hosting a traditional pub quiz in the Museum’s beautiful historic rooms.

The Jerusalem Tavern will be selling a range of beverages and bar snacks whilst our quiz master tests your team’s general knowledge! The Museum Galleries will be open to the public until 6:30pm when the bar opens and the quiz will begin at 7pm.

Tickets are £30.00 for teams of up to 6 people, please click here to buy yours now!

10 Minute Talk

Wednesday 11th May

An Architectural Exploration of St John’s Gate and the Priory Church

Join our Head of Heritage, Tom Foakes as he explores the evolving architecture of St John’s Gate and the Priory Church from the site’s monastic origins in the 12th century through to the present day.

Evening Lecture, Free

Tuesday 31st May

Sisters of The Somme: An Evening with Historian Penny Starns

Join historian Penny Starns, for a talk that brings to life the stories of the brave women whose nursing care was put to the test during the First World War. Discover the results of Penny’s research into the lives of the women who chose to go to the front, and the letters, diaries, medial supply lists and other artefacts found in the Archive of the Museum of the Order of St John.

Talk: 6:00pm – 6:45pm

Book signing: 6:45pm – 7:30pm

The Museum will remain open until 6:00pm so that visitors may explore the galleries and our new First World War display beforehand.

To book your free tickets, please click here.

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Summer Sundays

We are delighted to announce that the Museum will once again be open on Sundays throughout July, August and September.

In addition, a public tour will also be run at 2pm each Sunday, taking in all the historic rooms of St John’s Gate as well as the Priory Church and 12th century crypt. We suggest a donation of £5 (£4 concession) for guided tours.

The Cloister Garden. © MOSJ Click to expand image The Cloister Garden. © MOSJ
Special Event

Thursday 7th July

Cocktails in the Cloister

In partnership with The Gin Garden we will hosting two evenings of garden inspired cocktails in our beautiful cloister garden.

This will be a free, non-ticketed event however, we expect it to be busy so entrance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

We’re still finalising plans so, watch the space for details!

  • View of the interior of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Priory Church of the Order of St John. © MOSJ
  • View of the interior of the Crypt of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Crypt. © MOSJ
  • View of the Link Gallery of the Museum of the Order of St John The Link Gallery. © MOSJ
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  • ALT= The Chapter Hall. © MOSJ

Blog

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The Old House in Well Street.

Museum of the Order of St John Judi McGinley: Museum Assisant

We recently received a research enquiry in relation to the building depicted in the below image. Image courtesy of the British Museum The image is of an engraving entitled 'Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the... Read more

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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 3rd May, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

For an introduction to this project, follow this link. In this report, the Director has no problems to raise regarding the running of the Hospital. Two Sisters had left since his previous report, due to the end of contract and illness. Although... Read more

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Conservation

Save our Sepulchre!

Museum of the Order of St John

[caption id="attachment_13047" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. LDOSJ3033.[/caption] We are extremely fortunate to have in our collection three models of the Holy Sepulchre from the late 1600s. All of... Read more

Bearers of the Cross

Bearers of the Cross event

Museum of the Order of St John Rosie Weetch, Research Fellow

This blog was originally published on the Bearers of the Cross website. Thank you to everyone who came to our first public event. Visitors had the chance to get up close to one of the models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They were then... Read more

Bearers of the Cross

Creating the Bearers of the Cross Brand

Museum of the Order of St John Rosie Weetch, Research Fellow

This blog was originally published on the Bearers of the Cross website. No project should be without an eye catching logo and we wanted to make sure that the Bearers of the Cross project was no different. You will see our logo on the front page... 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: