Over the years we have been digitally cataloguing our museum, library and archive collections for greater access. Our experts have also collaborated with academic organisations to develop valuable online resources for the study of freemasonry. 

We partnered with the Humanities Research Institute at The University of Sheffield to develop Lane's Masonic Records online. John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 up until 1894. 

For many years now the museum website has presented the Lodge Family Tree, which traces the history and evolution of the lodges of England and Wales. The application was developed and data compiled by W. Bro. J.G. Amos, The Earl Amherst Lodge No. 3230.

We partnered with the King's Digital Lab at King's College London to develop Masonic Periodicals Online. This resource enables the most significant masonic periodicals from the period 1790 to 1900 to be searched.

The paintings and sculptures in our collection have all been carefully photographed and catalogued in partnership with Art UK to share on their website. Featuring many recognisable figures from history who were freemasons, there are also official portraits of Grand Officers and significant members.

Use the links in the menu to the right to continue your research into the history of freemasonry.