Commandery of London & Westminster - Museum of St John, Clerkenwell

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

Tour of the Museum of the Order of St John, St John's Gate, London, EC1M 4DA

We are fortunate to have secured places for a private tour of the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell. The Museum of the Order of St John is one of the great hidden treasures of London, tracing the continuous history of a charity that dates back over 900 years. The Order of St John, an international charity, has a remit to provide humanitarian aid and medical support worldwide.

The Museum has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. Its extensive collections include paintings and illuminated manuscripts, rare armour, a bronze cannon given by Henry VIII, ancient coins, decorative furniture, ceramics, silverware and textiles. The tour is expected to include a visit to the Priory Church, with its 12th century Crypt.

Numbers for the tour are limited and bookings will be accepted on a first come – first served basis. You are also welcome to bring guests.

The Tour will start at 5:15pm promptly and will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The cost of the tour is £15 – please bring this with you on the day of the tour (preferably in cash, but cheques made payable to “Commandery of London and Westminster” are also acceptable).

After the tour, we plan to have supper at Pizza Express on Clerkenwell Road. To help book tables, please indicate if you would like to join us for pizza. Note that the cost of the pizza is not included in the cost of the Museum tour!

Please reserve your places as soon as you can, and by Thursday 10th May at the latest.

You can make your booking by sending an email to the Secretary, Christopher Burdin, at [at] If you do not have email, then please contact the Commander, by telephone (020 7820 9328) to book your place. Please remember, when booking, to indicate if you are joining us for pizza afterwards.