The Museum of the Order of St John is a hidden jewel in the City of London and a choice of evocative rooms date from the twelfth and sixteenth centuries and combine with sleek modern spaces to produce an extraordinarily special events venue.

Events with a magical quality

All who enter are captivated by its extraordinary history, atmospheric rooms and stunning decorative details.

Any function, whether it be corporate or social, may be combined with a private tour of the historic buildings, Priory Church and Crypt, galleries and garden

Built in 1504 and with interiors designed by John Oldrid Scott, both spaces are breathtaking. They are decorated with paintings dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, exquisite stained glass and antique furniture.

Glowing gold and crimson in winter, overflowing with scented flowers in summer, St Johns’s Gate and its Cloister Garden are perfect venues in which to celebrate the British seasons. At Christmas, the Chapter Hall blazes with colour and its enormous chandelier sparkles. In the spring, the Cloister Garden bursts into flower and, by midsummer, its shady benches are surrounded by swathes of lavender, roses, thyme, sage and lilies.

Located in the heart of the City of London

St John’s Museum is between Smithfield and Clerkenwell and these unique venues are easy to get to on public transport.

Our historic rooms are simultaneously grand and intimate and provide an ideal location for hosting events from small and intimate right up to large gatherings of up to 250 guests. Choose from The Chapter Hall, The Council Chamber,  The Old Chancery, The Prior’s Dining Room, The Galleries, The Church, The Crypt and The Cloister Garden.

Our venues are ideal for:

You can book a variety of unique spaces, each with its own charm and character. Discover the different rooms for hire, see our gallery of events and read reviews. 

Book your event

To make a booking or speak to us, call the Events Team on 

020 7324 4107 or email


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: