What our visitors say

  • "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

Christmas and New Year

The Museum will be closed from Sunday 19 December 2021, re-opening on Thursday 6 January 2022.

  • 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
  • ALT= The Cloister Garden. © MOSJ
  • ALT= The Chapter Hall. © MOSJ

Blog

Books and manuscripts in the Historic Library
Uncategorized

A behind the scenes look into cataloguing rare materials

Museum of the Order of St John Adriana Celmare - Project Librarian

Special collections libraries, like the one currently housed in the West Tower of the Museum of the Order of St John, often hold a wealth of rare and unique materials such as early printed books, manuscripts, maps, historic documents, journals or... Read more

Black and white photograph of three girls and two boys in St John Ambulance Cadet uniforms All five siblings of the Pring family from Bristol were St John Ambulance Cadets. They were photographed for the St John Review in April 1977
St John Youth

Current and former Cadets and Badgers – can you help? 

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, collections and engagement assistant

[caption id="attachment_17808" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] All five siblings of the Pring family from Bristol were St John Ambulance Cadets. They were photographed for the St John Review in April 1977[/caption] The Museum has recently... Read more

Books

Cataloguing the Museum’s Historic Library

Museum of the Order of St John Adriana Celmare - Project Librarian

Thanks to a donation from a generous Museum supporter, we have embarked on an inventorying and cataloguing project of our Historic Library, a collection of approximately 1200 early printed books and manuscripts currently housed in the West Tower of... Read more

Screenshot of a Zoom call showing three women imposed on three different backgrounds: a garden, a panelled room and a Museum gallery. The Museum team have been trying out the new backgrounds in their meetings.
Buildings, Uncategorized

Brighten up your video calls with our free downloadable backgrounds

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, Collections and Engagement Assistant

Inspired by the Museum of the Home, we've created our very own video call backgrounds that you can download for free. Where would you like to take your next call from? There are three options to choose from... How about our Council... Read more

Black and white photograph of four men in St John uniform standing in a row. The four volunteers pictured outside St John’s Gate, where the Museum is housed. PHA 814
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The King’s Stretcher Bearers 

Museum of the Order of St John Rachel Job, collections and engagement assistant

There were two flights of stairs to be negotiated… but we were thoroughly rehearsed. The King said, ‘thank you’ when finally we had deposited him by the side of his bed. Afterwards the Queen sent for us, and we lined up before her. She shook... 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: