Museum of the Order of St John Free


This 16th-century gatehouse was formerly the southern entrance to the Priory of the Medieval Order of St John and contains furniture, painting, silver, coins and medals relating to the knight's history. The 12th-century Norman Crypt and the Grand Priory Church can be seen on the guided tour.

Armour, manuscripts and religious art are among the treasures on display in the museum. An interactive gallery uses multimedia exhibits to tell the story of St John's Ambulance, founded by the British Order of St John in 19th century.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Concession Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Visits to the Museum of the Order of St John are free of charge.

For guided tours we suggest a donation of £5 (£4 concessions).

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Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00 (July, August & September only)

Tours run Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 and 14:30.

Throughout July, August and September an additional public tour is run on Sundays at 14:00.

Venue Details & Map

Museum of the Order of St John

St John's Gate
St John's Lane
+44 (0)20 7324 4005
Public transport:
Farringdon Station: turn left out of main station exit, turn left into Turnmill St, 1st right into Benjamin St. Continue until at junction with St John's Lane. Gate is on the left.


Payment Facilities
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Top 2 reviews of Museum of the Order of St John

4.0 out of 5 27 March 2015
by Rhiannon M.

Walking home from an event late one afternoon, I passed by the Museum. Remembering that I keep intending to pop in and check it out, I stopped by and walked through the exhibit (end to end it took me about 25 minutes). There were a number of historical events that I knew about, but the museum pieced several of them together in a timeline. I even had an "ah ha!" moment at the end (which I...more

4.0 out of 5 23 November 2008
by Templar

This museum explores the legacy of the Order of St John (The Hospitallers), a religious order founded in Jerusalem by 1099. The members were devoted to nursing and fighting, first as defenders of the land captured in the Holy Lands by the Crusades and later as rulers of a series of island states in the Mediterranean - including Malta. Malta has a wonderful museum too.

In the Middle Ages,...more

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