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Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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Address: Freemasons Hall 60 Great Queen Street | Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ, England
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The Museum of Freemasonry is quite small but the contents are packed in and one could spends days there. There's a new permanent exhibition on the last 300 years and one can... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Freemasonry is quite small but the contents are packed in and one could spends days there. There's a new permanent exhibition on the last 300 years and one can look into a real Masonic Lodge (if it's not being used). It's easy to miss the souvenir shop on the way out!

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I'd never heard of this place and a friend recommended to me. The museum is very interesting highlighting the history of the Freemasonry with changing displays on particular aspects. There are some quite fascinating and unusual objects on display, in particular the giant chair which is actually used in some of the meetings

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Swansea
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Currently running an exhibition detailing 300 years of freemasonry history. The exhibits are very good and it doesn't take too long to view them all (approx 45minutes). The museum curator was also very friendly and knowledgeable

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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Visited the Library & Museum based upon other reviews on this site. Did not expect much, but it turned into a wonderful visit. Considerable Mason information and history. Large number of major historical figures, who were members were reviewed. Museum area was excellent with a large medieval display, A worthwhile visit when in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you want to learn anything about Freemasonry, don't come here. A bland collection of artefacts with an anodyne account of Freemasonry. If there is anything controversial in the history of masonry you wont find out about it here

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have done the tour many years ago, most recently I visited to attend the Letter's Live event. Less than a 5 minute walk from either Covent Garden or Holborn tube stations, this building has to be seen from the inside. Amazing decoration and history to go alongside it. Will go back again and do the tour/see the exhibitions.

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England, Essex
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic tour. Eye opener and makes you realise what good the Masons do. Second biggest giver only to national lottery. But they just do not brag about it.

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Covington
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The artifacts are amazing. The explanation of Freemasonry over the 300 years of existence was expertly done. As someone who knows little about this organization, I learned a lot. This is a must visit for Masons. Important to check the website for hours and times to take the regular building tour. The entrance is on Great Queen Street, a block... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

On our second attempt, we managed to get onto a tour of the building, which are available every day. The guide was informative and helpful, and although we do not know much about Freemasonry, we learned a great deal about this wonderful building and its history.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a tour which should be taken with the tour of the building. The exhibition is now open and there are sound tracks available, as well as helpful attendants. There is also a lot of material which is in the "reserve collection" for the time being. For me, the most interesting exhibits were the original Articles of the union... More 

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