We welcome researchers from around the world to explore the museum, library and archives. We can help you delve into the world of freemasonry, whether your interest is personal or professional.

The museum is a valuable resource for authors, academics, journalists and freemasons themselves. It offers a detailed insight into the history, customs and membership of freemasonry. If you want to find out more about a relative who was a freemason, we can help there too. Our expert staff are on hand to make sure you can find what you need.

Our extensive collections have wider relevance than you might think. There are historical links to all of the following subjects and more:

  • Biographies and prosopography
  • Black and Asian studies
  • Ceramics and porcelain
  • Charitable organisations
  • Colonialism
  • Esotericism
  • Fashion
  • Food, entertainment, sport and theatre
  • Friendly and fraternal social networks and customs
  • Jewellery design
  • Local history and built environment
  • Philosophy and religious studies
  • Publishing
  • Railways
  • Retail
  • Science, manufacturing, technology and medicine
  • The Enlightenment
  • World War One and World War Two studies