Entrance fee

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).

Opening times

Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 10am – 5pm (July, August and September only)

Your journey

The Museum of the Order of St John
St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane
London, EC1M 4DA


Farringdon (Tube and Thameslink trains) is the nearest station, 5 minutes walk from the Museum (Underground map grid reference C6).


Pay and display parking spaces are available in St John’s Square.

(Parking restrictions and charges apply Monday to Friday, 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday 9am to 1.30pm, 2 hours maximum stay). There are also several NCP car parks within walking distance. Please see the NCP website for details.


Farringdon Road (63), Clerkenwell Road (55, 243)

Further information

You can use TFL’s Journey Planner to help plan your journey to the Museum.

Guided tours

Guided tours last about 80 minutes and are available to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11am and 2.30pm.  Throughout July, August and September an additional public tour is run on Sundays at 2pm.

A tour can take a maximum of 15 visitors at a time.
Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
To bring a party of more than 10 people please email the Museum to arrange a private tour with a dedicated guide.

Please note that on occasions, not all the rooms may be available to see on the public tour.

The tour involves many steps and a spiral staircase. It is important that you read the Access information below and inform the Museum in advance, if you have any access needs.

Guided tours are free with a suggested donation of £5 per person (£4 concession).

Visiting the Priory Church and crypt

The Priory Church and the Crypt are visited on all public and private tours but outside of these occasions they remain closed to the public.

If you would like to visit these historic buildings outside of scheduled tour times the Museum asks that requests are made by phone or email in advance of visits using the contact details listed below.  Visits will be permitted between 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm.  Subject to availability.

020 7324 4005 / museum@sja.org.uk


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the Museum buildings are as accessible as possible, due to limitations resulting from their Grade I Listed status, some parts of the building are not accessible for visitors with access requirements.

The main Museum galleries are fully accessible and are on one level however, the historic rooms on the upper floors are not accessible for wheelchair users.

For access to the Church, wheelchair users are asked to call in advance of their visit so that we can ensure that a member of staff is available to facilitate access to all areas of the Church site except for the Crypt.

There is a continuously screened virtual tour in the main Museum Galleries, which shows all of the historic rooms on the upper floors of the Museum additionally, you can explore the historic rooms online.

Large print guides for each gallery are available.

The Museum is equipped with a First Aid room, and with baby changing facilities.

You can find more detailed information on our Access page.



Virtual tour

You can watch a virtual tour of the historic buildings before you visit.

Museum of the Order of St John from newangle on Vimeo.

A silent visual tour of this fascinating Museum dedicated to the 1000 years of the Order of St John


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: