Freemasons' Hall has been the centre of English Freemasonry for 230 years. It is the meeting place for over 1,000 Masonic lodges and is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world. The building, which is listed Grade II*, dates from 1927-1933. The architects were H V Ashley and F Winton Newman. The interior of the building is richly decorated. The Library and Museum organises free tours of the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas.
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Freemasons Hall, Museum and Library
60 Great Queen StreetHolbornLondonWC2B 5AZ
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As a Mason, this was a good stop. Too bad it was on the weekend or we could have had a bit of a tour in a lodge room or two. The gift shop had more masonic items than one would have imagined, if you're a collector. I did not buy anything, like the great cufflinks or other pieces, but I was tempted.
The gift shop attendants were not masons, so they had no details to share, but it was still...more
Beautiful building that I was walk by multiple times a day. Can't help but to think of all the Dan Brown books I've read and you'll always catch these older white men in black suites with brief cases walking in and out and eating at the local restaurants. I visited the museum on my lunch break and it was really impressive. Made my head hurt a bit. So many famous masons especially in england....more
I've visited Freemasons Hall many times as the museum and library are just so interesting.
The guided tour is a must for anyone interested in the history of the building and indeed, Freemasonry. The tour guides are excellent, well humoured and give an element of fun to the tour.
The museum is small, but you really would need at least a few hours to take in all the artifacts on display....more
Shrouded in a veil of secrecy, the Freemasons' Grand Temple near Long Acre has always fascinated me. It is one of the most unusual and fascinating buildings in London, and although their goings-on are very hush-hush, you can actually get inside to have a poke about, and it is absolutely incredible.
They hold regular tours of the buildings at 6pm and open the Grand Lodge, Museum and Grand...more
Walking home from the Prince Charles Cinema I found myself passing this imposing slab of a white building. It's most striking: I could describe it as the albino lovechild of a church and Battersea Power Station. Then I saw a sign with the word 'museum', and since I'm in reviewing things mode I thought 'why not?' If it's free I'll pretty much do it. And, even though I wouldn't have said...more