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Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Anderson’s book on show

Magnificent looking building. Entrance to a small museum and the shop is free of charge. It seems... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
laleluli
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Ankara, Turkey
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Hidden Gem

This is an unusual and place and well worth a look around, if you are in any way intrigued by... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Neil F
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Freemasons Hall 60 Great Queen Street | Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I seemed to enjoy the architecture more, great art deco, also the door fittings are worth a look. But the content was good but limited, well worth the visit to the library. Pop over the road to and treat yourself to a drink in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent looking building. Entrance to a small museum and the shop is free of charge. It seems there could be some tours but I cannot say anything about the content of these tours. Anderson’s original book is on show right at the entry of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good on the English Masons to open up their fabulous building presumably as part of a public relations exercise because of the terrible publicity in the past about inappropriate influences by connected members of this still quite secret society. It is interesting to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is an unusual and place and well worth a look around, if you are in any way intrigued by Freemasonry as I am. If you are having a wander around Covent Garden call in and spend an hour browsing. It is a welcoming and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neil F
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This superb Art Deco building houses rooms full of Freemason accoutrements, such as a giant throne for the Grand Master, several leather cases for gauntlets (these would be perfect for yarndlers' chorns too) and some exquisitely decorated tracing boards. Everything is well labelled, but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

If you are into Art Deco then this venue is simply a must. The original building dated back to 1774, but this new building was finished in 1933 during the height of the Art Deco period. It is certainly worth a visit, just to soak...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

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!

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

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

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Barry1717, Public Relations Manager at Library and Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

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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