Free forthcoming events at the Museum of the Order of St John
STORIES BEHIND THE MEDALS
- Dates: Wednesday 22nd October
- Time: 12:30pm
Behind each of the two thousand medals in the collection there is a tale or service, dedication and often courage.
The Life Saving medals are perhaps the most emotive and are only awarded in exceptional circumstances so they remain quite rare. Some of the earliest life-saving medals to be awarded were to two colliers, Elijah Hallam and Frederick Vickers. On the 6th September 1875, at imminent risk of their own lives, they saved six of their fellow workmen, who were suspended in a broken cage half-way down the shaft of a coal pit.
For more stories behind the medals join Abi who will be exploring the people behind the pomp.
MUSEUM CARETAKING FOR KIDS
UV, Pollution and Woolly Bears...Oh My!
- Dates: Monday 27th October
- Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Have you ever wondered how museums keep their collections in tip-top shape? Take part in our series of mini activities and discover how the Knights of St. John protect the objects in their museum from damage. Learn about the effects of bugs, light, pollution and humidity in museums.
This is a free activity for families.
- Dates: Wednesday 29th October
- Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm
After leaving Jerusalem, the Knights of St John lived on islands in the Mediterranean Sea where they were often attacked by pirates!
Join us for some swashbuckling tales about brave knights and fierce pirates from 1:30pm as well as making pirate hats!
This is a free activity for families