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

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2019 Public Programme: Royal Connections

We are pleased to announce our 2019 public programme. Following the success of our Malta theme last year, this year’s public events will all be around the theme of Royal Connections. Have a look at the events page on our website or download a programme here. We look forward to seeing you!

Artist's impression of the Priory Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, c.1950s Click to expand image Artist's impression of the Priory Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, c.1950s

Farringdon Ring Tour Launched

We are delighted to announce that award winning GPS-audio tour brand, Geotourist have launched a new Farringdon Ring tour to help visitors and locals explore the historic heart of London. Working in partnership with the Charterhouse, the Museum of The Order of St John, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, Smithfield Market, and the churches of St Bartholomew the Great and St Bartholomew the Less, the audio tour ties together the medical, social, religious, and cultural history of Farringdon.

Please click here to download the tour.

 

Tour Cancellations

Please note that unfortunately there will be no tours on Thursday 24th January or Tuesday 29th January. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to welcome you on any of our other scheduled tours in January.Southside of St John's Gate at twilight.

  • 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
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Blog

sketch of John Furley Sketch of John Furley from First Aid Magazine
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Sir John Furley and St John Ambulance

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

[caption id="attachment_16724" align="aligncenter" width="464"] Sketch of John Furley from First Aid Magazine[/caption] Despite being a pivotal figure in the development of the First Aid Movement, Sir John Furley is not widely known. Born in... Read more

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Queen Victoria’s Order

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

In the early 1860s, John Furley and some other Victorian men wanted to revive the Order of St John in England. Inspired by the suggestion of an organisation to be called the Red Cross at the Geneva convention of 1864, Furley and his friends wanted... Read more

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A Year in Pictures: 2018 at St John's Gate

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

What a busy year it has been here at the Museum of the Order of St John! Here are some of our favourite images from 2018 to give a snapshot of what we have been up to. January Although we are constantly working to look after the building and our... Read more

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You Comment, We Respond: A Year of Comment Cards

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

If you have visited our museum, you will have seen our comment board. Every month we collect the comments that our visitors left and respond via our “You Comment, We Respond” poster. As we approach the end of the year, we thought we would update... Read more

History

In Peace and War : St John After the Armistice

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

Although the fighting ceased at 11am on 11th November 1918, the work of the Order of St John did not. The founders of St John Ambulance had been adamant that the organisation should provide aid in times of peace as well as war. With victory... 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: