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St John's Museum
The first recorded building on this site was a hospital dedicated to St John the Baptist which was founded at some time during the reign of Henry II.
John was a popular choice of dedication during this period and served the double purpose of giving casual overnight boarding and food to poor travellers, and for ongoing help for the ill and local poor.
After changing hands during the monastic dissolution the building was altered almost beyond recognition in 1626 and transformed into the current building. In 1788, George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick purchased the property and it stayed in the family until 1960. During this period, in 1815 it was turned from a family home into a private school.
In the 1960's, the property was passed from the earls of Warwick to Warwickshire County Council who turned it into a museum which it still remains to this day. The ground floor is composed of social history exhibits and a re-creation of the school that occupied the building. On the first floor is a museum dedicated to the history of the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers. To the rear of the building is a large terrapin classroom the school children use for lessons.
In 2011 the county museum service established a themed outdoor space, St John's Brook Gardens, between St John's House Museum and St Nicholas' Park. This features woodcarving and Information on local History.
There has been many reports of paranormal activity at St John's Museum.
Date : 19th September 2015
Time : 9pm till 3am
Over 18’s Only.
Parking available on-site.
Please feel free to bring along drinks and snacks with you (Flask of tea/coffee/soup)
We recommend that everyone attending this event wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear.
You are welcome to bring along any equipment ie torches, cameras, video cameras, emf meters, laser thermometers etc along to this event.
Please allow for any delays that you may encounter whilst traveling to this event.
Please be advised that there are no sleeping facilities available at this location.
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