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The Museum of the Order of St John

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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very interesting tour

We were following a walk in a guide book and came across this museum. As we entered we were offered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stroppy
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england
Really interesting museum

I had been walking through the gate for over 30 years, this month was the first time I was able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz D
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The Museum tells the unique and fascinating story of an ancient religious military Order, from its origins caring for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its modern-day role with St John Ambulance, the international first aid...more
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St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were following a walk in a guide book and came across this museum. As we entered we were offered the chance to join a free guided tour which gave access to areas including a church and crypt that wouldn't normally be seen on a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been walking through the gate for over 30 years, this month was the first time I was able to go inside. Great displays and history. Need to check when it's open and when tours are running.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Liz D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating look at an ancient religious order from its origins way back, in Jerusalem, and the story through to its modern day role with the St.John's Ambulance Brigade. The building it is in, St.John's Gate, also has an interesting history. Our only disappointment was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the museum as it was so close to our hotel, we planned to research one of the stories about their ownership of Gwrych Castle in Abergele which was left to them in the will of the Countess of Dundonald. We are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of the Order of St John is free, and close to the Charterhouse - easily reached on foot. Whatever one might think of the crusades and the issues they raise, it is fascinating to get this spin. The collection is well explained and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Located in St. John's Lane; here is the richest collection and memories of the Order of St. John, the Knights templars and many history, beyond Malta.

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed January 12, 2019

A small but interesting museum with history of both the Order of St John and St John's ambulance. The tour is absolutely fantastic, taking you upstairs and into the crypt

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

It is a three rooms museum, dedicated to the Order of Saint John. You can see their history, relationship with the Knights Templars, but also all the humanitarian good deeds they have done around the world, and are still doing today. There is a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gabrielciuchi
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Visitors who are intrigued by the Knights Hospitallers will find this a gem. The small museum is informative, and the tour was exceptionally rewarding. There are stairs and windy staircases to negotiate, but it is all worthwhile. A page of history hidden away, for all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

With my wife and her cousin, I recently had a pleasant day out in Clerkenwell, visiting the Museum of the Order of St John in the morning and the Marx Memorial Library in the afternoon, with lunch in between at the Crown Tavern. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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