Free forthcoming events at the Museum of the Order of St John

Lunchtime Talk


  • Dates: Wednesday 10th December
  • Time: 12:30pm

Can we hold Lord Treasurer Robert Hales entirely responsible for the so called “Peasants Revolt” of 1381?

Lord Treasurer Robert Hales, also Grand Prior of the Order of St John, was beheaded on 14th June 1381 by rebels on Tower Hill for his involvement in the collection of unpaid poll taxes.

This talk will examine the factors which led to the rebellion, as well as determining whether this was really a revolt of the peasants.


Tree Decorations and Winter Tales

Help decorate our Christmas tree!

Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm throughout December

Using glitter and gems create your own sparkly star, stocking or bauble to hang on our tree!

Winter Tales

Saturday 13th December, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Come in out of the cold and listen to our storyteller’s winter tales before getting creative and decorating our Christmas tree.

Help decorate our Christmas tree!


Christmas Wreath making
  • Dates: Thursday 11th December
  • Time: 18:30 – 20:00pm

Under professional guidance, create your own fresh Christmas Wreath as you and your friends enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie in the Museum’s beautiful historic rooms.

Price: £35.00 per person*

*This includes all the essentials to make your wreath as well as a glass of wine and some festive nibbles.

Bookings and payment must be made in advance; to book or for more information please call the Museum’s reception: 020 7324 4005

Payment can be made by phone or, cheques can be left at the Museum’s Reception and are payable to ‘St John Ambulance’.