What our visitors say

  • “A very enjoyable tour. The guides were marvellous. I look forward to another visit.”
  • "Lovely visit, my 5 year old son enjoyed the children's activity trail which we did together - very engaging, thank you!"
  • "Thank you to the kind man at reception who helped with Dad’s wheelchair! Great museum!"
  • "St John Ambulance saved my life on 1st March 2015 so I came here to learn more. Keep up the good work!"

News and events

  • View of the interior of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Priory Church of the Order of St John. © MOSJ
  • View of the interior of the Crypt of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Crypt. © MOSJ
  • View of the Link Gallery of the Museum of the Order of St John The Link Gallery. © MOSJ
  • ALT= The Cloister Garden. © MOSJ
  • ALT= The Chapter Hall. © MOSJ

Blog

Henry Fincham at his desk in what is now the Museum reception Henry Fincham at his desk in what is now the Museum reception
History, Bearers of the Cross, Collection Highlights

Henry Walter Fincham FSA

Museum of the Order of St John Curator

This blog post was originally published on the Bearers of the Cross website. [caption id="attachment_12237" align="alignright" width="712"] The first Museum room, with Henry Fincham in the doorway[/caption] Henry Walter Fincham FSA (1860 –... Read more

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History

‘There will meet some learned gentlemen’: Hogarth’s Coffee House at St. John’s Gate

Museum of the Order of St John Dr Roberto Rossi, Collections Volunteer

Richard Hogarth, father of the engraver and painter William, set up his coffee shop in 1704 at St. John’s Gate, Clerkenwell Read more

The first Museum room, with henry Fincham in front of the window The first Museum room, with Henry Fincham in front of the window
History, Bearers of the Cross

A History of the Museum of the Order of St John

Museum of the Order of St John

[caption id="attachment_592" align="alignright" width="380"] The Order Gallery in 1978[/caption] This blog was originally published on the Bearers of the Cross website.   The Museum of the Order of St John has opened its doors to the... Read more

History

The Almoner Altar and the 'Pasha of Jerusalem'

Museum of the Order of St John Dr Roberto Rossi, Collections Volunteer

On the south-west side of the crypt, at its eastern end, is a work known as the Almoner Altar. It is named due to the earlier stained glass representation of Christ flanked by St. John the Baptist and St. John the Almoner inserted behind.  Records... Read more

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Étaples Weekly Reports

Étaples Weekly Reports – 20th September, 1916

Museum of the Order of St John

This particular report from Etaples details how the Hospital experienced a quieter week than average, with Colonel Trimble commenting that he has “confidence to believe that we could deal with a more intense strain without any inconvenience”. Read more

Sponsors

The Museum of the Order of St John would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support its work. In particular, the Museum would like to thank the following for their generosity: