COVID-19: We will temporarily close from 16 December for Tier 4 measures

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We’ve been accredited with Visit Britain’s industry standard and consumer mark, confirming that we are following government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and we are Good to Go.


Please stay at home if you or anyone in your party are feeling unwell.

As of 17 October, London sits within tier 2 of the government's Covid-19 restrictions; therefore you are not permitted to visit with anyone outside of your immediate household or support bubble.

Face coverings are required at all times, unless you carry a valid exemption card/badge.

Everyone who enters the building is required to have their temperature checked and use the hand sanitiser. The temperature check is contactless. Hand sanitiser is available at the front desk and again at the Museum welcome area.

You need to book a free timed ticket in advance. Your contact information will be retained for the purpose of government/NHS track and trace should it be required.

Please have your ticket ready to show at the front door and Museum welcome area. You don’t need to print this out if you have it on your smartphone.

You may be asked to queue for a short time to help with social distancing.

Tickets are for entry to our North Gallery exhibition Three Centuries of English Freemasonry.

You will also be able to see our Familiar Faces exhibition in the Museum corridor.

You will be asked to follow arrows that show the one way route we are using.

The cloakroom is not open, so please don’t bring anything you can’t carry with you.

The toilets are open in the Museum corridor and are cleaned regularly.

Please keep your distance from those not in your party.

And finally, to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time, please follow any further instructions given to you by our team.

Looking forward to seeing you again!

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If you want to use the Library and Archives for research, you will need to book separately. You will not need a general admission ticket. Find out more here.