The Library and Museum of Freemasonry houses one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the world. It is open to the public, Monday to Friday, free of charge.
The Museum 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 on display together with examples from the Museum’s extensive collection of prints and engravings, photographs and ephemera.
The Library and Archives are open for reference use. They contain a comprehensive collection of printed books and manuscripts on Freemasonry in England as well as material on Freemasonry elsewhere in the world and on subjects associated with Freemasonry or with mystical and esoteric traditions.
Regular exhibitions are hosted throughout the year, for which further information can be found on the web site of the Library and Museum.
Encounters: Artists and Freemasonry – explores how artists have responded to Freemasonry over the last 300 years. It features the work of William Hogarth in the 18th century, the photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn in the 20th century and several artists from across Europe working today. The exhibition opened on 25th February 2013 and runs until 20th September 2013.