The Museum offers two tours covering different aspects of our fascinating history, and accessing different parts of our impressive historic buildings. The tours must be pre-booked via the Museum’s Eventbrite page.  

The London Priory of the medieval Order of St John 

Just beyond the walls of the ancient City of London, the Order’s Priory was a vast and prosperous estate established as the English headquarters of the religious military order known as the Knights Hospitaller. This tour will take you into the church and underground to the remarkable twelfth-century crypt where you will uncover the history of the Order of St John from its origins in Jerusalem through to its dissolution at the hands of King Henry VIII.

Tours will last 45 minutes and you will be able to visit the Museum galleries at St John’s Gate following your tour. This tour does not include the historic rooms upstairs at St John’s Gate. If you would like to visit them, please also book onto our other guided tour, St John Ambulance: A Victorian Masterpiece.

A large part of this tour will take place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.

St John Ambulance: A Victorian Masterpiece

Explore the galleries and spectacular Victorian interiors of St John’s Gate, and discover how St John Ambulance became an international movement through the personal stories of its dedicated women and men. From world wars to royal jubilees, learn about the heroes and innovators who brought first aid to the public and changed the way we think about first response medical care.  

Tours will last 45 minutes and you will be able to visit the Museum galleries at St John’s Gate following your tour. This tour does not include the Priory Church and Crypt. If you would like to visit them, please also book onto our other guided tour, The London Priory of the medieval Order of St John.

 

Private tours 

We can organise private tours for larger groups, including outside of gallery opening hours. Please contact the Museum to make an enquiry on 020 7324 4005 or at museum@sja.org.uk. 

 

Virtual tour 

You can watch a virtual tour of the historic buildings before you visit. 

Museum of the Order of St John from newangle on Vimeo. 

A silent visual tour of this fascinating Museum dedicated to the 1000 years of the Order of St John.  

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: