Museum of the Order of St John

Permanent gallery graphics +
museum identity


The Museum reopened in November 2010 in its medieval Gatehouse in Clerkenwell, London. It tells a thousand years of history, from the Crusades to the modern-day St John Ambulance. Our graphic design, an integral element of Metaphor’s refurbishment, is inspired by contemporary documents from the Order’s library, and is variously screenprinted to oak panels or etched into concrete. Two sequences of illustrations were commissioned to engage younger visitors: Christopher Wormell worked in linocuts, emulating medieval woodcuts; and Isabel Greenberg’s lively pen and ink drawings recall the London of Dr Johnson.

Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John
Museum of the Order of St John