Museum of the Order of St John

Metaphor

Metaphor was the lead architect and exhibition designer for this project, collaborating with conservation architect Donald Insall. This permitted us to integrate our designs seamlessly with the historical fabric of the building. The 14th century fragments of the medieval Priory thus became an important part of the narrative experience.

A neglected service yard was turned into the central space at the heart of the museum. We designed a new roof that retained views of the medieval stonework, devised a new museum entrance incorporating the restored original Gatehouse, and turned lancet windows into showcases.

© Photography by Hufton + Crow