Freemasons’ Hall is a landmark to Londoners and a beacon for visitors. Home of the United Grand Lodge of England and Museum of Freemasonry, it is one of only a few Art Deco buildings in London to still be used for its intended purpose, in what is the third hall to occupy Great Queen Street since 1775.
Have you ever wandered through Covent Garden and wondered what lies behind the doors of this iconic Grade II* listed building?
Join one of our knowledgeable guides and all will be revealed, on this 55-minute guided tour of the Museum of Freemasonry and Freemasons’ Hall. You will discover the fascinating history of Freemasonry, from the early days of the first Grand Lodge in 1717, to the thriving centuries that followed as Freemasonry spread across the world.
Freemasons’ Hall is a working building. Every tour varies according to what is available to see on the day, so the route of the tour can change at short notice and we cannot guarantee in advance, what you will see.
Please note: Tours are operated by UGLE Trading Company Ltd and not by Museum of Freemasonry.
Public Guided Tours
Prices start from £12.50 per person and tours can be booked directly online by clicking below. There are 15 spaces available per tour and tours last approximately 55 minutes.
Public guided tours run Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm. Available dates and times will be displayed when you click to book.
Museum Guided Tour
Embark on a captivating 55-minute guided tour of the Museum of Freemasonry, led by our experienced guides, and delve into the intriguing history of Freemasonry, from its inception with the founding of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 to its flourishing journey across the globe throughout the centuries. Prepare to be enthralled as you unravel the fascinating story of this 300-year-old institution.
Where possible, we will also include a visit to an active lodge room or two as part of your tour.
Please note: Freemasons’ Hall is a working building. Therefore, every tour varies according to what is available to see on the day, the route of the tour can consequently change at short notice, and we cannot guarantee in advance, what you will see.
Grand Temple Guided Tour
Venture into the unknown as our experienced guides lead you on a 55-minute voyage of discovery into the 300-year-old history of Freemasonry. Like our Museum tour, your journey will begin in the North Gallery of the Museum of Freemasonry before taking you on to experience the ornate splendour of the ceremonial areas of Freemasons' Hall. Marvel at the magnificence of the Grand Temple, with its mosaics, organ and stained glass windows.
Please note: We will always endeavour to show you the Grand Temple on this tour, however as Freemasons’ Hall is a working building the route of the tour can consequently change at short notice, and we cannot always guarantee in advance, what you will see.
On the rare occasion we cannot access the Grand Temple, you will be shown alternative spaces and issued with a free digital tour voucher, enabling you to return on another occasion.
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We welcome groups of all kinds. Whether it’s personal interest or study visit, we’d love to see you. You can find out more on our dedicate Group Tours page. These tours are also available in Italian and Mandarin.
Private and Bespoke Tours
Wanting to treat someone special, or have a tour all to yourself? Send your requirements to us and we can discuss putting a bespoke package together for you. These tours are also available in Italian and Mandarin.
Self-Guided Digital Tours
If you prefer to go at your own pace, our digital multimedia tours (similar to a smartphone) are available every day from 10am until 4pm. They cover largely the same areas as the guided tour, with the added ability to delve deeper. We’d recommend you give yourself between 60 and 90 minutes to take full advantage of the digital tour.
Digital tours cost £5 per person and are free to under 16’s.
These tours are currently only available in English.
On days the Grand Temple is available, use of the digital tour will give you access to the area. On days that it is in use, then you can still view all the same content on the device from the Grand Temple, but not physically access it in person.
There is generally no need to pre-book a digital tour, just ask a member of staff at the Museum Welcome Area or Shop on the first floor on arrival and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Freemasons’ Hall is a large building; all tour activities take place on the first floor, which is accessible by lift. You can expect to walk and stand for up to an hour whilst on the tour, so we advise wearing comfortable shoes.
If you have any access requirements, please contact us.
For Public Guided Tours, refunds can be requested up to 24 hours prior to your tour. If you cancel a tour within the 24-hour period before a tour, no refunds will be given. All refunds will be the ticket price, minus our ticket agents (Eventbrite) fees that are non-refundable.
Please note: We ask all visitors to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of their tour. No refunds will therefore be given for late arrivals.
As stated, we cannot guarantee what areas you will see on your tour, therefore no refunds will be given for tours that exclude the Grand Temple.