St John’s House Museum

St Johns House, a Jacobean Mansion located in Warwick, has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which the current building now stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century. The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department in the early 20th century. Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a Museum, which was opened to the public in 1960.

Galleries include a Victorian Kitchen and Schoolroom (used by local school children during term time for activities and learning sessions), displays on childhood, toys and games, costume and an under fives discovery room. St John’s also has lovely formal gardens where you can sit and enjoy a picnic.

On the first floor of the house is The Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum.


Address

St Johns House
St Johns
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 4NF

Opening Times

Tuesdays – Saturdays : 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sundays (April – September only) : 11.30am – 4.00pm
Bank holidays : 10.00am – 4.00pm

Please note, from April 1st 2017 the Museum will not be available for public visits, but by pre-arranged schools and groups only. The Museum will be open to the general public on Heritage Open Weekends in Spring and Autumn.

Free Entry

General admission to the Museum is free.
A programme of events and activities runs year-round at the Museum (some events require a small entry fee. More information about upcoming events.

How to get here

On Foot

St John’s House is located approximately 0.5 miles from the Market Square and Central Bus Station, and 4 minutes walk from Warwick Railway Station.

By Rail

A direct service is available from London Marylebone or Birmingham Snow Hill. Warwick Train Station is 0.2 miles walk from St John’s House. Head down Station Road, at the T junction, turn right on Coventry Road. St John’s House is directly ahead of you, beyond the traffic lights.

By Road

Warwick is near the M40 and A46 trunk road.

Parking

St John’s House Museum has its own free car park, although spaces are limited. Alternative parking can be found at St Nicholas Park. There are also a number of pay and display car parks around Warwick, as well as metered parking on many of the streets nearby.

Warwickshire Museums Map

Warwickshire Museums Map (pdf, 430Kb)


Facilities and Access

The museum occupies the ground floor of the building, with the majority of the exhibition accessible on one level.

The upper floor houses the Museum of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers, which is only accessible via the original staircase – no lift is available.
Other access features to the St Johns House Museum include:

  • Accessible parking (marked bays)
  • Accessible public toilet
  • If you require any further information, or require additional assistance during your visit, please contact the Museum Service:

    Find more information on accessibility at our venues.