St Johns’ House stands at the entrance to Sherborne Abbey Close, set within the courtyard and gardens of the original Almshouse.

Group Visits

While the residential side of the Almshouse is partially closed, as we adjust to the post pandemic world,  we are currently open for group visits by prior arrangement.

Your group will learn all about the fascinating history of St Johns’ and will be shown the Medieval chapel . We ask that visitors provide a donation for their visit. To book your visit, please contact us on 01935 813245 or email

Local area

Cheap Street, which is at the heart of Sherborne, features independent shops and businesses selling everything from a bar of soap to a country mansion! There are many tea rooms, coffee shops, a library, churches and galleries, and the town is also proud of its seasonal floral displays.  Beyond the town, in the beautiful county of Dorset, you will discover stunning countryside, heritage Jurassic coast and unique architecture,

Sherborne is a well-loved town with a warm community spirit.