Freemasons' Hall

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 was designed by architects H V Ashley and F Winton Newman, is listed Grade II*, and was completed in 1933. Freemasons’ Hall is one of London’s original Art Deco landmarks, with a richly decorated interior featuring marble surfaces and stained glass windows.

Our free tours include the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas beginning at the museum itself.

A history of Freemasons’ Hall can be found on the Resources page.

Tour Information

Mosaic, East Temple

Monday – Saturday

When the Grand Temple is not in use there are up to 5 tours per day at:

Tours are free.

Please allow for an hour for each tour.

Each tour starts at Three Centuries of English Freemasonry exhibition in the North Gallery of the Museum. There is no need to book a place unless you are part of a group of 8 or more persons.

Check availability for tours here

Please note that the Library and Museum reserves the right to refuse admittance to any tour and to cancel tours at short notice.

Group Bookings

Shrine window

All group bookings including lodges and chapters

If you are a group of 8 or more persons and 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.