Let St John’s Gate capture your imagination

The Museum galleries are open for you to explore from 10am to 5pm Wednesday – Saturday.

Our gallery trails have been  refreshed and we have lots of colouring and activity sheets to be enjoyed. If you would like to download a copy at home before you visit, please scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find them all available.

During school holidays, we offer an exciting programme of family activities including art and craft workshops and regular storytelling sessions.

Toilets and baby-changing facilities are available on site. We aim to make our museum and family activities accessible to everyone, but if you have any questions please contact us: museum@sja.org.uk / 020 7324 4005

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Nominate us for the Family Friendly Museum Award!

Nominations are now open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2022.

Each year Kids in Museums puts the power in families’ hands to crown the winner of its annual Family Friendly Museum Award. Now in its fifteenth year, the award recognises museums, galleries and heritage sites that go the extra mile to provide a great experience for children, young people and families. Shortlisted for Kids in Museums’ Family Friendly Museum Award 2018, we’re definitely worth exploring!

This is a brilliant opportunity for us to shout about what we are doing for families at the Museum of the Order of St John. From our free school holiday family activities to our sensory-friendly workshops, we regularly update our family offer to ensure that it is fun, relevant and engaging for the whole family.

If you would like to support us and share why you think the Museum of the Order of St John is great for families, please nominate us filling in the online form on the Kids in Museums website: www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 7 June 2022.


Resourceful Remedies

Join us every school holiday for our Resourceful Remedies Family Programme where we will be using natural materials to create useful things to take home.

Check our flyer below for a full list of activities up until May half-term. If you have any queries, please contact amie.hampsheir-gill@sja.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you!

*  Our next family activity “Paint Naturally” on Wednesday 1st June also includes storytelling between 1:30-2:30pm.





Downloadable Resources

For families who are unable to visit us, we have lots of activities below for you to download and try at home.

You can also find new education packs for learning at home over on our Schools page.

We would love to see your completed creations! Say hello and share your photos with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Eight Pointed Cross Activity SheetSt John's Gate Colouring SheetSt John Ambulance Colouring SheetActivity Sheet

3D St John's Gate cut-out

Then and Now Trail front cover. A Lion and Unicorn dressed in St John Ambulance uniforms beneath a green image St John's Gate










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: