Freemasons’ Hall has been the centre of English freemasonry for 230 years. It is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, and also the meeting place for over 1000 Masonic lodges. The building, which is listed Grade II*, was completed in 1933. The architects were H V Ashley and F Winton Newman. The interior of the building is richly decorated.
The Library and Museum provides free tours of the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas beginning at the museum itself.
A history of Freemasons’ Hall can be found on the Resources page.
Monday – Friday
When the Grand Temple is not in use there are up to 5 tours per day at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. There is no charge. Each tour starts in the Library and Museum. There is no need to book a place unless you are part of a large group (see Group Bookings).
When the Grand Temple is not in use, same tours as weekdays apply though times may vary according to demand. There is no charge.
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry is open Monday to Saturday 10am until 5pm, except for Bank Holiday weekends and the Christmas and New Year period.
Please note that the Library and Museum reserves the right to refuse admittance to any tour and to cancel tours at short notice.
All group bookings including lodges and chapters
If you are planning a group tour for weekdays or Saturdays, please be advised that you should confirm the date and time required is available by contacting Melrose Eccleston on +44 (0)20 7395 9251 as soon as possible. A list of names of those in the group should be provided to Miss Eccleston no later than 48 hours ahead of the confirmed visit.