In 1723, the newly formed Grand Lodge of England decided to write a set of rules to govern Freemasonry, and 300 years later, there’s an exhibition to celebrate their impact.
About Museum of FreemasonryAn impressive library and sizeable museum housed within the main headquarters of the Freemasons in England.
Contrary to their secretive reputation, the museum is open to the public, and houses a large collection of historical objects, all linked by ties to Freemasonry.
There is also usually a temporary exhibition in another room.
Mon-Sat, if the Grand Temple is not in use there are up to tours of the rest of the building daily at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Museum of Freemasonry,
60 Great Queen Street,
The museum and library exhibitions are free to visit.Link to Museum of Freemasonry's website
Open Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm, and late to 8pm on the first Thursday of each month.
The museum is also closed over Easter and between Christmas to New Year.
Opening hours last checked April 2024.
Freemasons' Hall and the Museum have step-free access. The Museum is on the first floor and all on one level with wide corridors and doorways. The wheelchair-accessible toilet is through some staff-only doors so please ask assistants for help.
Exhibitions open at the moment
Free Inventing the Future
This exhibition celebrates the Tercentenary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Thu 21st December
Frequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to Museum of Freemasonry
The nearest station is Holborn Tube Station which is 0.2 miles away.