Tours

Tours of 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, 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.

Freemasons' Hall

The Library and Museum organises free tours of the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas.

Freemasons’ Hall is not open on the Saturday preceding a Monday public holiday, nor on Sundays, public holidays or the Christmas / New Year and Easter periods.

See the exhibitions & events calendar for other major events but please be aware that events can be arranged at short notice and if you are making a special trip it may be advisable to telephone +44 (0)20 7395 9257 a couple of days ahead to confirm that tours will be running on the day of your visit.

Tour information

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. Visitors are asked to note that photographic ID may be required to be shown before the tour commences. There is no need to book a place unless you are part of a large group (see below).

Saturday
When the Grand Temple is not in use there are 2 tours on Saturdays – at 10:30am and 2pm. There is no charge. There is no need to book a place unless you are part of a large group (see below).

Shrine window

Bookings by groups including lodges and chapters

Those arranging a group booking (for weekdays and Saturdays) are advised that they 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 no later than 48 hours ahead of the visit by mail or email marked for the attention of Miss Eccleston.

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