Museum of the Order of St John

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St John's Gate
Greater London

  • Phone: 020 7324 4005

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 charity. Guided tours of the Gate's historic rooms, Priory Church and 12th century Crypt take place on Tuesdays, Friday and Saturdays at 11.00am and 2.30pm.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm Closed: Sundays


The Museum is FREE to all, but we suggest a donation of £5 for guided tours. Tours last approximately 80 minutes.

Travel directions:

Train Farringdon (Tube and Thameslink trains) is the nearest station, 5 minutes walk from the Museum (Underground map grid reference C6). Car 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. Bus Farringdon Road (63), Clerkenwell Road (55, 243)

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

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:


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • CD-ROM guide available
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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