The story of the Museum of Freemasonry goes all the way back to 1838, when the United Grand Lodge of England decided it would be useful to begin collecting books and items of interest to freemasonry. When the current Freemasons’ Hall was built in 1933 it included a library and museum fit for this purpose. Over the decades the museum has grown as has the collection. Join one of our free guided tours of the museum collection to discover the story of freemasonry for yourself.
Beginning with an introductory film in the Kent Room, an active lodge room still used for meetings, the tour will navigate the Three Centuries of English Freemasonry exhibition based in the North Gallery. Here everything has a meaning and your guide will reveal the significance of the symbols you encounter. With each display you will travel through time learning how freemasonry has evolved and inspired.
Tours are free and begin at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and usually last around an hour.
You can book online for up to six people, up to a month in advance. Book your place on this page.
Occasionally we may have to cancel tours at short notice, but if this happens, we’ll contact you and give you as much notice as possible.
Visit the Groups page on our website to find out about booking tours for larger groups.