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

February’s 10 Minute Talk

Discover more about the museum, the Order of St John, Visit the Order of St John website and the history of Clerkenwell at our series of free lunchtime talks.

VOLUNTARY HOSPITALS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR


© Crown Copyright. Reproduced from The British Library website under an Open Government Licence
  • Dates: Wednesday 11th February
  • Time: 12:30pm

Using documents newly discovered about Voluntary Auxiliary Hospitals in the archives of the Order of St. John, this talk will look at how these institutions were run and whether the evidence supports or challenges commonly held beliefs about voluntary hospitals in the war.

During the First World War the Order of St. John set up and ran hundreds of voluntary hospitals in private homes and public buildings across the U.K. Public support for these hospitals was immense but how did this change as the War dragged on? What made people give up their time, their money and their homes for the war effort? And what process did people have to go through to get their hospitals up and running?

Find out how these hospitals were administered by organisations such as the Order of St. John and some of the trials involved with undertaking such a massive operation.

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

February Half Term, Medal Madness!

  • Dates: Tuesday 17th February - Thursday 19th February

Medals are often given to Visit the Order of St John website volunteers to reward the great work they do helping others.

Discover some of the stories behind the medals this half term at our free family activities!

Medal Making

  • Dates: Tuesday 17th February - Thursday 19th February
  • Time: 11am - 3pm, drop-in craft activity

Get creative and design a medal that you would award to someone special.

Storytelling with Margaret Bateson-Hill

  • Dates: Wednesday 18th February
  • Time: 1-2pm

Come in out of the cold and for some exciting tales as well as a chance to make your own medal.