The Library and Museum of Freemasonry The Library and Museum of Freemasonry


Address
Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7395 9257
Opening times
Monday-Saturday, 10.00-17.00, except public holiday weekends, Easter and the Christmas and New Year period.
Admission
Free
Closest station
Holborn, Covent Garden

Many people have heard of freemasonry. Most have no idea what it actually involves.

At the Museum of Freemasonry, our goal is to help you learn about freemasonry in all its cultural richness. If you’re a freemason, the museum is a treasure trove for exploration. If you’re not a freemason, it’s the perfect place to visit and discover what freemasonry is all about.

Our exhibitions and events illuminate the history of freemasonry, explore its traditions and values, and reveal its significance through the ages and around the world.

Have you ever walked past Freemasons’ Hall and wondered what’s inside? Perhaps you’ve seen the building on the big screen in James Bond or Mission Impossible. You might not know that freemasonry’s connection to Great Queen Street goes way back.

There has been a masonic hall on this site since 1775. It wasn’t until 1838, however, that the museum and library were founded, while the present Freemasons’ Hall was built in 1933. The hall survived the Blitz largely unscathed, and the museum was opened to non-masons during the 1980s. In 1996, the Library and Museum Charitable Trust was established as an independent charity, and in 2014 the museum achieved full accreditation. Today, we welcome visitors from across the world to begin or further their exploration of freemasonry.