We provide free workshops and tours for local, not-for-profit organisations and are always looking for new community partnerships.

For more information please contact Hannah Agass, Learning and Engagement Manager.

Email: hannah.agass@sja.org.uk,

Telephone: 020 7324 4005


The Secret Garden

Funded by the City of London’s Department for Community & Children’s Services, we are working with children, teachers and families from a local primary school to co-develop a new community garden within the Museum grounds, as well as improving the biodiversity of the school’s playground. Through the project we hope to improve the health and well-being of participants through creative and outdoor learning activities, developing greater oracy, self-confidence and improved understanding of the natural world. This project is particularly important locally as Islington has the least green space per head of population of any local authority in the UK and over 70% of households have no access to a private or shared greenspace. 

Three children stand in a paved garden smiling and posing with brushes.
Important playground maintenance
Close-up of a group of children gathered around a table holding up recycled tins which they have decorated and transformed into homes for solitary bees.
Homemade solitary bee hives


Four children pose on some stone steps in front of the Church wall while a fifth child takes a photograph.
Documenting a fun afternoon’s gardening


Ten-Minute Talk and Tea

12:30pm on the second Thursday of each month

All are welcome

Join us for a 10 minute talk and discover more about the Order of St John, St John’s Gate, or the history of the local area, before enjoying a cup of tea and an opportunity for an informal chat with members of the Museum team. This is a free event, drop-ins are welcome or you can pre-register on our Eventbrite page.




Volunteering with us

Volunteers are extremely important to our work at the Museum, helping to ensure that our collections are cared for and that they are accessible to all. From assisting with learning activities, conserving, and cataloguing as well as the maintenance of our garden, there are many ways that you can get involved and support our work. To find out about our latest volunteer vacancies, please see the St John Ambulance website for more details.

A woman wearing blue protective gloves cleaning a historic detailed wooden cabinet with a soft paintbrush"
Judi cleaning a cabinet of curiosities



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: