Museum of the Order of St. John

St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane, EC1M 4DA

Museum of the Order of St. John, exterior picture

Address:St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane, EC1M 4DA
Map:See Museum of the Order of St. John on a map
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 7324 4005
Nearest Station:Farringdon
Link:www.museumstjohn.org.uk

About: This museum explains in detail the history of the Order of St. John, which began life in 1080 as a hospital dedicated to those who required medical assistance while travelling to the Holy Land. Hospital staff, who became known as the Hospitallers, formed a new religious order, which was recognised by the Church in 1113. Today the Order of St. John is a charity whose work is put into practice in the St. John Ambulance organisations all over the world. The displays here include medical equipment, artworks and religious artefacts. Housed in a gatehouse that dates back to the 16th century, the museum is open Monday to Saturday and is free of charge; guided tours can also be booked for a suggested donation of £5.

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