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The Museum of the Order of St John

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Address: St John's Gate | St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
Phone Number: 020 7324 4005
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The tour is highly recommended!

Together with a small group I was shown around this hidden gem in the heart of London. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Despite being a group of Goths descending... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Together with a small group I was shown around this hidden gem in the heart of London. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Despite being a group of Goths descending into the Crypt, we enjoyed the daylight garden which featured black and white tulips alongside medicinal herbs. Not all was dark and foreboding. The entire experience was relaxing, fascinating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I had not been back to this museum since the refurbishment. The museum is great in displaying historical pieces and explaining the evolution of the order through the years. I would recommend you take one of the guided tours, I think there are only two per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Once you have been... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A small but superb museum of the Order of St. John which traces its roots to the Crusades. A highlight of the museum is its Caravaggio's painting: The Card Sharps. The museum is part of the Gatehouse: an historic architectural building which you will want to take a photograph of. The church (up the street) has a fascinating 11th century... More 

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shrewsbury, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is located in Clerkenwell and was a location I had never before visited. We had an excellent guide who took us round the museum and to the main chamber of the Order of the Knights of St John with the arms of all those who helped create the order. We were also taold about its links to the St... More 

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of those really unusual and off the beaten track museums which rewards those who leave behind the national galleries and looks for more unusual visitor experiences. Interesting museum, on two dies of the Clerkenwell Road. Lovely buildings and very friendly staff.

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A special afternoon out....and visiting the two sites of interest. Firstly the Gatehouse. I had long wanted to visit this Museum, but was not able to visit on a "Tour" day. I had not realised that it not being a "non tour day" also meant that NOT all the Museum was accessible. I took it that it meant purely, that... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have lived in London all my life but this was the first time I am visited this museum. The guide was excellent explained everything the history of the organisation, how the building was rebuilt over the years. The museum is in 2 parts the old remains of what was a massive building and the Church, which was sadly badly... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Read about this in the Telegraph online, one of the 50 little known museums. Since we were over in the UK we could not resist. It was difficult to find; people who work there had little idea it existed, but it is well worth the effort of finding it. This is a museum in two parts: The remains of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If for no other reason , this little place is well worth a visit for the Caravaggio painting, as well as other artefacts.The crypt across the road is also very visitable.Do not miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Over one hundred stunning photographs provide a new insight into some of the most significant encounters between British soldiers and the civilian Italian population. The photographs, originally form the archives of the Imperial War Museum, are beautifully showcased in the Priory Chapel - itself bombed during WW2. Considering the history of the Order of St John, its modern reincarnation as... More 

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