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Culture Recovery Fund

We are delighted to announce that at the beginning of this week we were awarded a grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund so that we can continue to be #HereForCulture. We are grateful to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, HM Treasury and Arts Council England for this support.
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Garden closed for one day only

On Thursday 15th October the Cloister Garden will be closed to the public to allow for tree works to take place. The garden will reopen on Friday 16th October.

The Museum is currently closed, but we're open online...

The Museum, its buildings and Cloister Garden are currently closed, but we are working behind the scenes to get ready to welcome you back in 2021 

We are sharing stories from the collections over on our social media channels so do visit us online or send enquiries to 

Thank you for supporting the work of the Museum of the Order of St John, we look forward to seeing you again soon. 

Garden and Priory Gallery closure

On Monday 17th February 2020, the garden and Priory Gallery will be closed to the general public as we’ll be using these spaces to run an autism-friendly family activity. The museum galleries at St John’s Gate will be open as usual.

No church and crypt tour this Thursday

There will be no lunchtime tour of the church and crypt this Thursday 12th December because of an event taking place. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our other tours.

Tour Cancellations

Please be aware that the afternoon tours on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November are cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused – the 11am tours will run as usual both today and tomorrow.

Tour cancellation

Please note that there will be no public guided tour on the afternoon of Friday 8th November because of a private event taking place.


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: