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Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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Address: 60 Great Queen Street | Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7395 9257
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had been trying to visit the Freemasons Hall for years. Finally, we made the free tour of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry. It contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia. Items belonging to famous and Royal Freemasons including Winston Churchill and Edward VII are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The building itself is very nice. It is a real Art Deco gem. You can take the free guided tour, and lear a lot about the history of the Freemasons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Special guided tour for the main salon until April 2017. Dont miss it, ask in the library. Amazing 1/hr tour with a very knowable guy, and the place is stunning.

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