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St John Medieval Museum and Coningsby Hospital

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Well worth a visit

This is a great little museum and well worth a visit. The guide was very informative and said... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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A little gem

Really surprising that so many interesting features lie behind the modest facade. Delightful early... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Widemarsh Street, Hereford HR4 9HN, England
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little museum and well worth a visit. The guide was very informative and said almshouse was likely to have been the forerunner to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. It was good to see that the almshouses are still in use. The...More

Thank Stephen453
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Really surprising that so many interesting features lie behind the modest facade. Delightful early 17th century courtyard built from masonry from the Dominican priory plus the Hospitallers’ chapel and information about the care they provided. All for a requested donation.

Thank Grrr1649
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This museum is only open on two days of the week, Wednesdays and Saturdays, so do check before you try to visit. What an absolute gem of a place! This is the Dominican monastery, home to the Crusdaders of the Order of St. John. You...More

9  Thank Sanda-Be
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of the best kept secrets in Hereford if you like history and sightseeing. It's a great place to visit, lovely and peaceful and informative. Very laid back and relaxing way to spend a couple of hours and the gargens are wonderful to...More

Thank triboy_2011
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Very interesting museum with enthusiastic volunteers and gardens with ruined monastery to wander about in. Well worth a visit. Something different. Need to check opening times.

Thank Goldens127
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were informed of the opening times of this museum which are 11.00-15.00 Wednesday and Saturday. This museum is also residence for six impoverished people. The curator was well versed in his subject and he was prompt in opening the museum. The surroundings were picturesque...More

1  Thank Ian_Chapman
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a most amazing place that brings both ancient and not so ancient history to life in the modern world. It is very well kept and it is clear that this place is looked after and cared for by dedicated folk who have the...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Needing to arrive with enough time to browse the museum (Its run by volunteers so only open for a few hours on a few days). This little gem of a museum exibits the people and efects of loving in an Alms house ion Medieval times,...More

2  Thank RockyRobin70
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I nearly missed seeing this museum as I arrived just after it closed. But a very kind woman volunteer opened it up just for me and I am really glad she did. It is basically a medieval building once a hospital for the poor; founded...More

3  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I visited St John Medieval Museum and Coningsby Hospital last week with my mum and we loved it. The volunteers were very helpful and full of interesting knowledge about how St Johns ambulance was formed. The displays were amazing and the chapel was beautiful.

Thank DanR79
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26 April 2017|
Response from Ian_Chapman | Reviewed this property |
I think that would be advisable. Not sure of their telephone number but you will find them very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and time was given to explore on our own.
Julie B
19 September 2016|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
The small visitor information leaflet suggests that it is open on Wednesdays and Saturday between April and September between 11am and 3pm but could be closed from 12.30pm - 1.30 pm. Out of town visitor should contact the... More