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“Worth the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of the Order of St John

The Museum of the Order of St John
St John's Gate | St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England (Clerkenwell)
020 7324 4005
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Ranked #300 of 2,327 things to do in London
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Phoenix
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Way off the beaten path in the Clerkenwell section of London, this small museum gives a fascinating look into the history and geopolitical impact of the Crusader Order of St John, which established hospitals for pilgrims. Many interesting items, well curated, enjoyable. Chapel across the street has a crypt, also very interesting. Free admission, very friendly and helpful staff. A highlight.

Visited January 2014
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Devon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I visited this museum when I had a couple of hours between meetings while in Clerkenwell purely due to the reviews on Trip Advisor.

Couldn't agree more with the majority of other reviewers,an excellent way to spend a spare hour, very interesting video history of the Order of St John and modern displays in a historic building.

Will go again if in the area.

Visited December 2013
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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“'WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is not a large museum but my goodness it is an interesting one.
Some museums are poorly set out and poorly explained but this is not.
Everything is set out in chronological order in such a way as to make your visit easy to enjoy.
There are two sections, one relating to the Order of St John and all its branches and one relating to the St John's Abulance Service.
Totally first class.

Visited November 2013
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Strachan, United Kingdom
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“A rewarding visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A museum full of historic interest in the heart of Clerkenwell. Well laid out and very helpful staff. Inexpensive (or even free in some circumstances). Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Hidden Gem, find it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A great little museum, charting the history of the Order of St John. Pop across the road, and visit the crypt, chapel and gardens too!

Visited August 2013
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