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Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasons Hall 60 Great Queen Street | Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ, England
+44 20 7395 9257
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Very informative

I actually really enjoyed visiting the museum of freemasonry. The building is very beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travellista7
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London, United Kingdom
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Most Beautiful and Interesting Visit.

I found this good exhibition by accident as I saw the lovely building and thought it a church. A... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
L M W
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Warboys Cambridgeshire
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Explore 300 years of masonic history at the home of English freemasonry. Located at Freemason's Hall, one of London's landmark Art Deco buildings at the heart of the city; the museum, library and archive present the finest collection of masonic ceremonial objects and books from around the world. Learn about the symbolism and achievements of the freemasons. Join a guided tour to discover the unique heritage of the fascinating fraternity.
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Freemasons Hall 60 Great Queen Street | Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I actually really enjoyed visiting the museum of freemasonry. The building is very beautiful and the colllection is very elaborate. I had only superficial knowledge about freemasonry but visit to this museum gave me such deep insight into what it is all about. They also...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I found this good exhibition by accident as I saw the lovely building and thought it a church. A good display of the history of Freemasonry and artefacts associated with their rituals. Wonderful jewelled collars and huge chairs all gold coloured. A great sense of...More

1  Thank L M W
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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi L M W, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted you had such a pleasant experience at the museum. Do let your friends know, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Having seen this impressive building from Long Acre near Covent Garden, we accepted the invitation to enter, which was displayed on the pavement outside. The meeting hall is only available for visits as part of the occasional daily free guided tour, but we had free...More

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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AussiesBallarat, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are grateful you took the time to enter the beautiful building that is Freemasons' Hall. You can read all about the history of the landmark Art Deco building - the only one of its kind in...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

A beautiful building near to Covent Garden. Small but interesting museum and lovely old library. Staff most welcoming and helpful. Not been spoilt with the ubiquitous health food cafe so remains quiet and peaceful.More

Thank Marian H
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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marian H, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted you had such a peaceful experience at the library and museum. You are more than welcome to use the library for a quiet read Monday to Saturday! Do let your friends know, and...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We simply happened on it. Was surprised it was open to the public and free. Lots of interesting artifacts of Freemasonry on display. Not very busy. You can go at your own pace and take as many pictures as you want.

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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MTS--1000, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted your experience at the museum suited your own pace. Do let your friends know, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Freemasons are a fraternity organisation and now mostly a target for conspiracy theorists. All these years I've worked in Holborn, walked past this building and never had a thought about it. It's a grand building and typical example of Art deco, especially when you go...More

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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Macedonboy, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted you enjoyed the tour and learned so much about the fraternity at the museum. You can read more about the history of Freemasons' Hall - the only Art Deco building in London still used...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

If you are interested in Masonic Books and Regalia there is no better place to come and discover more information than you can take in on more than the one visit. It is also very fascinating to see the regalia and of the near past...More

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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi agE9611EH, we really appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted you had such a pleasant experience and found the museum so interesting. We do pride ourselves on our international collection, and the addition of other friendly societies associated with freemasonry. Do let your friends...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The building is not old (1930s) but is hugely impressive. The massive Grand Master's chair and the Temple are two of the highlights. There is an emphasis on explaining the symbolism of Freemasonry, and some myths are debunked. It is well worth taking the guided...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had extra time waiting for a friend and stumbled across this museum. It was very interesting and a nice display. very informative and the docent was very informative.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Took the opportunity to visit this pentagon shaped building with the Grand Temple in the centre . As soon as you enter you will be fascinated to see the long stained glass windows on either side of staircase.On the first floor is the Grand Temple...More

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