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

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, medical 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.

Free Family Activity

Wednesday 1st June

Time Detectives!

Dig a little deeper into the Order of St John’s past here in Clerkenwell. Get hands-on as an archaeologist while searching for ancient treasures, handle real artefacts and decorate a ceramic tile!

This is a free drop-in event for families. To find out when our next family activities are taking place, please click here

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!

St John Historical Society talk

Saturday 25th June

Walking Tour: In the Steps of Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor Lester Hillman, Society Member and Academic Adviser to Islington Archaeology and History Society

Meet at St Ethelreda’s Church, Ely Place, off Holborn Circus.

Talks and walks given by the Historical Society are for members only however, guests are welcome to attend their first talk for free on a drop-in basis. For more information about becoming a member of the Historical Society, please click here.

  • 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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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 23rd May, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

For an introduction to this project, follow this link. In this report, the Director details the effective running of the Hospital, its full use by the Military Authorities and the good health of the personnel. Her Highness The Princess Victoria... Read more

Uncategorized

The Lion and the Unicorn

Museum of the Order of St John Sarah Wilkinson, Museum Assistant

Something I am frequently asked by visitors to the museum is why we have cuddly toy lions and unicorns in the shop, alongside the more traditional bear. Read more

Collection Highlights

The Old House in Well Street.

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

We recently received a research enquiry about the building depicted in the below image. 'Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem.' Image courtesy of the British Museum The question... 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

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: