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.Put St John's Gate into our London tour itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in London.
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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St John's Gate Reviews
The gate which dates from 1504 was originally part of a monastery. It was apparently restored during victorian times. Part of the city's history. more »
Another of the mediaeval remnants that escaped the great fire. Built in 1504 it is quite a sight if you stumble upon it. But the real treasure is nearby in the St John Museum - now that was... more »
An old gate that used to be the main entrance way to the Order of St John. I saw this gate as part of the guided tour of Museum of St John and we were told that very little of the stone facing is original. Much of the gate house was heavily restored in the 19th century by the Victorians and they restored the building in a very sympathetic manner. A very impressive looking gate with all sorts of symbols related to the order. A most impressive looking gate. You'll likely see this if visiting the museum, but otherwise don't go out of the way.
Lovely museum.....special tours on certain days....well worth it...
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