TOUR The Lost Priory of the medieval Order of St John

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Museum of the Order of St John

St John's Gate

26 St John's Lane



United Kingdom

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Visit the remarkable 12th-century crypt to discover the 400-year story of a vast and prosperous Priory established by the Order of St John.

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Just beyond the walls of the ancient City of London, the Order’s Priory was a vast and prosperous estate established as the English headquarters of the religious military order known as the Knights Hospitaller. This tour will take you into the church and underground to the remarkable twelfth-century crypt where you will uncover the history of the Order of St John from its origins in Jerusalem through to its dissolution at the hands of King Henry VIII.

Tours will last 45 minutes and you will be able to access the Museum galleries at St John's Gate again after your tour. This tour does not include the historic rooms upstairs at St John's Gate. If you would like to visit them, please also book onto our other guided tour, St John Ambulance: A Victorian Masterpiece.

A large part of this tour will take place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.

For details of the accessibility of the site please see details at the link below, and contact the Museum to discuss your specific needs.

For up to date details of how we are ensuring the safety of our visitors and our COVID-19 secure procedures please see the link below.

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