St John's House Museum is a historic house located in Warwick, just east of the town centre, in Warwickshire, England. It is now a museum, and has had a history spanning almost 900 years. To the side of the house is a small garden belonging to St John's and to the rear is the large St. Nicholas' Park. The museum is currently operated by Warwickshire Heritage and Culture's Museum Service, a branch of Warwickshire County Council.Add St. John's House Museum and other attractions to your Warwick trip itinerary using our Warwick trip planner.
In the almost 900 years of its existence, St. John's House has had a wide and varied history. Many of its uses have been related directly to helping local people, particularly in the realms of health and education - a tradition which is continued today in its use as a free museum to educate the local community on the area's history.
As a hospitalIn the mid 12th century, during the reign of Henry II, the land on which St. John's House stands was given to the establishment of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist. The hospital was brought into being by William de Beaumont, then Earl of Warwick. This hospital provided two purposes: To help the local poor and ill; and to provide casual overnight boarding and food to impoverished travelers such as pilgrims. The Hospital of St. John the Baptist was one of two such hospitals in the town of Warwick at the time. The other was the Hospital of St. Michael, founded with the sole purpose of providing help and respite to those in the parish suffering from leprosy. Of both hospitals, only the chapel building of St. Michael still stands.
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Great place to go and look around RRF museums up stairs and very help guide who knows all about the regiment of Warwickshire. Down stair lot of stuff which bring mg back memories of warwick and... more »
You'll also find the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum on its first floor. THE HOUSE. This is a heritage house fitted with a regiment museum upstairs. Built late 1660s. GROUND FLOOR. The house’s..... more »
Outstanding customer service. They have spent the time needed to make a choice
Used to be ok when it was free. Went recently and now you need to pay way too much to get in. Used to have lots of items on show but not much to see now. Leave it for the tourist..im not going back!
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