We’re here to help!

At the Museum, we offer talks, tours and object handling for St John Ambulance groups free of charge. If you are unable to visit, but would like assistance when planning meetings about the history of the Order and St John Ambulance, please get in touch.

To book a tour, or for further information, please email museum@sja.org.uk, or telephone 020 7324 4005.


Please note, all tours are subject to the availability of staff, volunteers, and the historic rooms. Tours must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Year of Youth

The History of YOUth: Virtual Workshop

Bring the Museum of the Order of St John straight into your unit meeting with our new virtual workshop:

1922-2022 The History of YOUth.

Session Duration: 45 minutes

Group Size: Up to 30 Cadets

What’s included:

  • Interactive 45-minute session led by a member of the Museum’s Learning Team
  • A variety of engaging activities about our history including; designing the Cadet uniform of the future, a game of Pointless, and the chance to tell your own stories in our Virtual Museum!
  • All resources needed will be provided by the Museum.

Sounds interesting? Email amie.hampsheir-gill@sja.org.uk to book or click here fill in our booking form.


Cadet Voices Online Exhibition 

Capturing the experiences of former Cadets as we celebrate the Charity’s Year of Youth.

Young people have been a vital part of St John Ambulance since its very beginning, and in 1922 the organisation officially established the Cadets as a nationwide programme for under-18s. To celebrate the centenary of St John Ambulance Cadets in 2022, young people from across the charity interviewed their predecessors from the 1940s to the present day.

You can listen to excerpts from these interviews in a new online exhibition.

Photograph showing a female Cadet wearing a green service delivery uniform sat at a table with a female St John Ambulance Trainer wearing a black and green polo shirt. On the table between the two women is a recording device
Georgina interviewing former Cadet Tracy

It has been a privilege to listen to the former Cadets as they have generously shared their memories and explained the often-significant impact being a Cadet has had and continues to have on their lives.

If you would like to make an appointment at the Museum to listen to the full-length interviews or read the full-length transcripts, please email museum@sja.org.uk

The project was kindly funded by St John Ambulance, the St John Fellowship and a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Downloadable Resources

Below are a variety of resources to assist Badgers and Cadets in the completion of the St John Ambulance Badger subject, Cadet Membership Award, and the St John Journey subject. We are always working on new resources for Badgers and Cadets so watch this space!

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


More short films about the history of the Order and St John Ambulance can be found on our YouTube Channel.


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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: