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Freemasons’ Hall has been the centre of English Freemasonry for over 240 years. It is the meeting place for over 1,000 Masonic Lodges and the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world.

The building, which is listed Grade II*, dates from 1927-1933. The architects were H V Ashley and F Winton Newman. The interior of the building is richly decorated. The Library and Museum organises free tours of the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas.

Tour Times – Monday to Saturday

When the Grand Temple is not in use there are up to five tours per day. 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.

Group bookings and tours on Saturday have to be pre-booked: please look at the Library and Museum website for further information.

Please note: Freemasons’ Hall is not open on Sundays, public holidays, the Saturday preceding a Monday public holiday, or over the Christmas / New Year period. You can check availability of tours this month on the Library and Museum website.

It is not possible to hold tours when there are major events happening, some of which are arranged at short notice.  If you are making a special trip to visit Freemasons' Hall then please contact the Library and Museum who will be able to confirm that tours are running on the day of your visit.


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