Free forthcoming events at the Museum of the Order of St John
Volunteer open days
Are you interested in volunteering, but would like a chance to find out more from the experts - the volunteers themselves? Come along to one of our open days to find out what is involved and have a look around one of London's hidden treasures, and for a chance to chat to volunteers and staff.
- Date:Tuesday 22nd October
- Times: 1pm – 4pm
- Venue: Priory Church
If you are interesting in volunteering, and would like more information before the open days, please contact Abigail Turner on 020 7324 4073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The History of the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem
Wednesday 13 November (12.30 - 13.15)
First established in Jerusalem in 1882, in the spirit of the Hospitaller Order of St John, the Eye Hospital has provided ophthalmic care for patients regardless of religion or background for 120 years. Architectural models, posters, photographs and important documents will help to tell this fascinating story – the modern legacy of the Order’s foundation.
Family Saturday – Design a Medieval Menu
Saturday 16th November (10:30 – 15:30)
Discover the secrets of medieval food and design a menu for a banquet.
Will your loaf of bread contain sand or, perhaps you will be serving mouse!
Suggested donation: 50p per child
All donations are gratefully received and help to cover the cost of the materials (pens, paper, card etc.) so that we can continue to offer family activities.
Christmas Wreath Making
Tuesday 3rd December (18:00 – 19:30)
Under professional guidance, create your own Christmas Wreath as you and your friends enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie in the Museum’s beautiful historic rooms.
Price is £27.50 per person and includes all the essentials to make your festive wreath as well as a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Additional accessories (baubles, feathers, bells, cinnamon sticks etc) can be brought for a small additional charge.
Please contact Hannah Agass, Learning and Access Officer (Hannah.Agass@sja.org.uk) for more information.
Caravaggio and the Order of St John
Wednesday 11 December (12.30 – 13.15)
Caravaggio’s celebrated "Cardsharps" is now on long-term loan to the Museum of the Order of St John. Come and view the painting in the Museum’s galleries to discover why Caravaggio is so significant to the Order’s story, and why he is such a notorious figure in the history of art.