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

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Free Family Activity

Wednesday 27th July - Wednesday 31st August

Marvellous Mini Beasts

Every Wednesday afternoon throughout the summer holiday, families are invited to explore our beautiful garden and discover the magical herbs and marvellous mini beasts who call it home.

All activities are free although, as a charity, we welcome donations. The craft activities are drop-in and our storytelling sessions begin at 1:30pm.

Spider Crafts

Wednesday 17th August, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Storytelling and Paint Play

Wednesday 24th August, 12:30pm – 3:30pm (Storytelling 1:30pm – 2:30pm)

Finger-print Bumblebees

Wednesday 31st August, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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Special Event

Friday 9th September

Cocktails in the Cloister

Enjoy a drink infused with the herbal delights of the Order of St Gin in our beautiful Cloister Garden!

The Gin Garden’s pop-up botanical inspired cocktail bar is once again taking over our Garden with a seasonal menu of delicious cocktails. This event is non-ticketed and we expect it to be busy so, don’t be sloe and arrive early to sample the full menu!

Special Event

Friday 28th October - Saturday 29th October

Film Screening: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Enjoy a few drinks in the galleries with The Jerusalem Tavern, follow the Holy Grail Trail, or take a tour of the Norman Crypt before settling down to watch the much loved comedy Monty Python and The Holy Grail on the big screen. Considered one of the greatest comedy films of all time, this is a fantastic opportunity to watch this British classic in a glorious, historical setting.

Doors open at 6.00, the screening starts at 7.30 in the spectacular panelled Chapter Hall. Spaces are limited so be sure to register your interest for tickets here to avoid disappointment.

This event is being run as part of Museums at Night where visitors are invited to explore art, history and heritage after dark at events across London.

 

 

Special Event

Tuesday 27th September

A Taste of Sicily

The Museum will be hosting a special fundraising event organised by the Priory of England & The Islands.

A Taste of Sicily will feature delicious Sicilian produce, live music and the chance to win a luxury holiday.

Join us on Tuesday 27th September, for what will be a unique and special event!

To purchase your tickets please visit Eventbrite.

 

10 Minute Talk, Free

Wednesday 14th September

The Gollcher Bequest

Discover more about the Order of St John, St John Ambulance and the history of Clerkenwell at our series of free lunchtime talks.

Olof Frederick Gollcher was an artist, scholar and philanthropist, as well as an ardent collector of objets d’art and historical items. His great-grandfather was a cousin of Fra Gaetano, the Secretary of the Chancery of the Order of St John on Malta. Fra Gaetano was responsible for saving much of the Order’s Archives, which the French intended to destroy during their occupation of the Island (1798 to 1800).

In 1935, shortly before becoming a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Olof donated a large number of objects to the Museum of the Order of St John. The objects came from Olof’s Maltese home, the Palazzo Falson, and included a large amount of 18th century Maltese furniture much of which furnishes St John’s Gate today.

Join our Head of Heritage Tom, to find out more about this important bequest.

  • 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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Blog

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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 30th August, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

Concerning the weekly report for the 30th August 2016, Colonel Trimble addresses a large number of of points which have come about over the past week. Read more

Conservation

Behind the scenes: Fincham’s coat stand.

Museum of the Order of St John Judi McGinley, Museum Assistant

This month I will be guiding you through the techniques that I used to clean a beautifully ornate wrought iron coat stand which originally belonged to a gentleman by the name of Henry Walter Fincham 1860-1952.  In 1925 Fincham was appointed curator... Read more

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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 23rd August, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

In this account Trimble reports several large convoys dated between the 16th and 22nd of August, 1916. Read more

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Volunteering, Collection Highlights

‘Re-inventorying the Wheel’ – The Changing Face of Collections Management

Museum of the Order of St John Jessye Norman, Jonathan Seal and Rob Backhouse, Inventory Card Project Volunteers

As volunteers working with the Collections Management System, we have had first-hand experience of the challenges that face museums when identifying objects and auditing their collections. Read more

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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 16th August, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

In this account Trimble reports on three convoys which were delivered to the hospital from the 9th to the 15th of August, 1916. 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: