The Museum of the Order of St John, London

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The Museum of the Order of St John tells a unique and fascinating story — the story of the Order of St John — from its origins in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its role today with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

This story highlights how, from founding a hospital to care for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, St John has maintained its caring role to the present day, working on numerous humanitarian projects worldwide.

The Museum occupies two sites in Clerkenwell: St John’s Gate, which dates from 1504; and the Priory Church of St John with its surviving Twelfth Century Crypt.

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  • ...that’s FREE to visit! Whilst this museum may not seem very large, it’s packed full of historical information about the Order of St. John from its foundation supporting crusaders and pilgrims in the...  more »
  • The museum is small, but it is excellent and takes 30-45 minutes to work through. The guided tour of the formal rooms is fascinating and should be mandatory if you visit. The history is enlightening. ...  more »
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  • Lovely, friendly museum. Very small and slightly confusing curation - they've tried to cram in a lot of stuff, appealing to adults and children alike! Follows the progress of the St John's Ambulance from its formation in 1099 to (almost) the present day - there's a lot to cover in just three rooms. That said, it's free and has a small shop - well worth a look if you're in the area.
  • Very enjoyable, interesting place. If possible, visit the lecture room upstairs. Amazing!
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