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The Museum of the Order of St John

St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
+44 20 7324 4005
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One of London's 'hidden' treasures

Came across this by chance but co-incidentally soon after I'd been in Temple Church built by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gakeitse
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London, UK
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Superb group visit led by an excellent guide Karen Lansdown. Nobody in the group had visited before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derek Y
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this by chance but co-incidentally soon after I'd been in Temple Church built by the KnightsTemplar. Half an hour would give you a good taster for the place but I think it justifies a bit longer. Guided tours are offered and I might...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb group visit led by an excellent guide Karen Lansdown. Nobody in the group had visited before and everyone was bowled over by the history of the Order and the treasures inside the Museum. This is a must visit place for those in and close...More

Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Spotted chapel and museum whilst sitting in nearby restaurant. Fascinating story of how St. John's ambulance founded and his whole area was a priory that 'changed' with Henry VIII, Mary and Elizabeth. Another reminder of the history of London . Memorial garden very peaceful and...More

1  Thank ysmp1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was our second visit to this fascinating museum and I can’t believe it’s still free! It charts the history of the Order of St John and the founding of the St John’s Ambulance. The Church and the Crypt are just across the road in...More

9  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A hidden gem of a museum which depicts the history and journey of the Order of St John including the development of the St John Ambulance. Activities to do and interactive screens in addition to memorabilia which has been donated. A national and international perspective...More

Thank ASmith1966
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our visit was organised by friends who arranged a 90th birthday party celebration. The Museum hosted us for a lovely lunch in their Great Room. We looked around the museum first - it is not big, but it tells well the story of the Order...More

Thank LindiBoy2
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This small museum is 5 minutes walk from Farringdon station and tells the story of St John Ambulance from the Crusades in the 11th Century though to the modern day. It is free to enter and there is a suggested donation for guided tours. It's...More

1  Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The timeline showing the impact of the order of St. John is impressive. The story inspires further research of its progress and makes one want to revisit Rhodes and go to Malta

1  Thank jonathan s
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

First time I have ever visited this museum and I must say I really enjoyed reading about the history of St John and I look forward to going back soon

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A well done and beautiful museum. Small but well presented. Very few artifacts and a small museum shop that is not very comfortable but well worth a visit.

Thank Pierre B
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