Museum of Freemasonry is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a freemason to come and there is no admission charge. The Museum and Library are inside Freemasons’ Hall, an impressive Art Deco building in Covent Garden. Here’s what you need to know to get the most from your visit.

Our main entrance is at 60 Great Queen Street.

Information

The information desk is on the ground floor as you come into Freemasons’ Hall. The building is also the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, so the staff at the desk will direct you to the Museum on the first floor.

Museum of Freemasonry

The Museum and Library are on the first floor. Head up the stairs or use the lift.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We meet all national and international safety precautions for public buildings. While it is not legally required, you are free to continue wearing a face covering if you feel comfortable doing so. Please try to keep some distance if you find yourself in a busy spot also. Temperature checks remain in place at the entrance to Freemasons' Hall for your comfort and hand sanitiser is available throughout the building.

Cloakroom

You can leave belongings securely in the cloakroom on the first floor. You need a pound coin (refundable) to use the lockers.

North Gallery

Here you’ll find the permanent exhibition Three Centuries of English Freemasonry.

The Kent Room

This is an active lodge room for viewing only. On occasion it is used for special talks and performances.

Library and Archives

Located between the North Gallery and the South Gallery, the restored Art Deco Library is free to use but you do need to register to see the books. The Library contains books and manuscripts on every facet of freemasonry. There’s a changing temporary exhibition related to the Library and Archives displayed in the centre aisle.

South Gallery *Sorry, this is closed for renovations

The South Gallery houses a permanent display from our collection as well as temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year. Find out what’s on now.

The Shop at Freemasons' Hall

The award-winning Shop at Freemasons' Hall can be found at the top of the stairs on the first floor next to the Museum. You can find our full gift range for the Museum here, along with a wide collection of publications on freemasonry and souvenirs from your visit. 

Toilets and baby changing

There are unisex toilets with baby changing facilities in the museum corridor, on the first floor of Freemasons’ Hall. There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet too, but please ask our staff to help as you need to go through some staff-only doors.

Visitors explore the museum ©Museum of Freemasonry

An awesome unique museum inside a magnificent 1933 Art Deco building and working Freemasons' Hall.

James Google