Museum of the Order of St John - London

Post an announcement here if you know of a permanent collection that is worth a visit.
dognose
Site Admin
Posts: 35743
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Museum of the Order of St John - London

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:35 am

THE MUSEUM OF THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN

The Museum of the Order of St John
St John’s Gate
St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4DA

Founded at the beginning of the twelfth century in Jerusalem, the Order of St John was a religious order with a particular duty to care for the sick, regardless of creed or country. The Crusaders, who set up their own independent states in the Holy Land, supported it with grants of money and territory. Members of the Order, also known as Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta, came from all over Europe and developed a military role to defend these states. In the 1140s, the Hospitallers were given a ten acre site in London’s Clerkenwell district, which became their English headquarters.

The museum is one of the hidden gems of London, containing a fine display of Maltese and other silver.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Admission: Free

http://www.museumstjohn.org.uk/index.html

Return to “Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Permanent”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest