Planning your visit to the Museum of the Order of St John

The Historic Buildings

Watch the virtual tour


  • Black and white architect’s drawing of elevation of St John’s Church, Clerkenwell
  • Black and white panorama print of crenellated buildings
  • Photograph of façade of St John’s Church, Clerkenwell
  • Archway of sixteenth century gatehouse in Clerkenwell
  • Black and white photograph of Tudor gatehouse in Clerkenwell, with horses and carts and pedestrians
  • Black and white image of Tudor gatehouse in Clerkenwell with onlookers and pedestrians

Opening times

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm


Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 11am and 2.30pm

  • Tours last about 80 minutes.
  • Public tours are for a maximum of 15 visitors at a time.
  • Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • To bring a party of more than 10 people please email us on to arrange for a private tour with a dedicated guide.
  • For guided tours we suggest a donation of £5 (£4 concessions).
  • Please note that on occasions not all the rooms may be available to see on the public tour.
  • The tour involves many steps and a spiral staircase. It is important that you read the ‘Access’ information below and inform the Museum in advance, if you have any access needs.

Entrance fee

Visits to the Museum of the Order of St John are free of charge. For guided tours we suggest a donation of £5 (£4 concessions).

  • Toilet
  • Baby changing

Getting there

By Train

Farringdon (Tube and Thameslink trains) is the nearest station, 5 minutes walk from the Museum (Underground map grid reference C6).

By car

Pay and display parking spaces are available in St John's Square.
(Parking restrictions and charges apply Mon — Fri 9.00am — 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am — 1.30pm, 2 hours maximum stay). There are also several NCP car parks within walking distance. Please see the NCP website for details.

By bus

Farringdon Road (63), Clerkenwell Road (55, 243)

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Our address

The Museum of the Order of St John
St John’s Gate
St John’s Lane

London London

Telephone: 020 7324 4005


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the Museum buildings are as accessible as possible, due to limitations resulting from their Grade 1 Listed status, some parts of the building are not accessible for physically disabled visitors.

The main Museum galleries are fully accessible for disabled visitors and are on one level. However, the historic rooms on the upper floors are not accessible in a wheelchair.

For access to the Church, wheelchair users are asked to call in advance of their visit so that we can ensure that a member of staff is available to facilitate access to all areas of the Church site except for the Crypt.

The main Museum includes a virtual tour on film, which shows all the upper floor areas of the Museum that are seen on public tours.

Large print guides for each gallery are available.

The Museum is equipped with a First Aid room, which may be used as a changing room for babies.

You can find more detailed information on our Access page.

  • Disable access
  • Large Print
  • Hearing guides
  • Guide dog