Freemasons’ Hall is a landmark to Londoners and a beacon for visitors. One of the few original Art Deco masterpieces to still be used for its intended purpose, it is the home of the United Grand Lodge of England and the third Hall to occupy Great Queen Street since 1755.
Have you ever wandered through Covent Garden and wondered what lies behind the doors of this iconic Grade II* listed building. Join one of our knowledgeable guides, and all will be revealed on this 55-minute guided tour of the Museum of Freemasonry and Freemasons’ Hall. You will discover the fascinating history of Freemasonry, from the early days of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 to the thriving centuries that followed as Freemasonry spread across the world.
Please note: Freemasons’ Hall is a working building. Therefore, every tour varies according to what is available to see on the day, the route of the tour can consequently change at short notice, and we cannot guarantee in advance what you will see.
Access to the Grand Temple is not always available, and is therefore not guaranteed. On tours where we cannot access the Grand Temple, you will be shown alternative spaces and issued with a free digital tour voucher, enabling you to return on another occasion.
Public guided tours run Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm, and prices start from £12 per person. Tours last approximately 55 minutes. There are 15 spaces available per tour. Check the available dates and times by clicking below.
We welcome groups of all kinds. Whether it’s personal interest or study visit, we’d love to see you.
For groups of up to 25 people, the tours cost £250. Group guided tours are available Monday – Saturday at 10am, 12pm and 4pm subject to availability. If you’d like a tour outside of these hours, such as 9am, 5pm or 6pm then it will cost £300.
Contact us for more information or to book a Group Guided Tour.
Are you wanting to treat someone special or have a tour all to yourself? Let us know your requirements, and we can discuss putting a bespoke package together for you.
If you prefer to go at your own pace, our digital multimedia tours (similar to a smartphone) are available every day from 10am until 4pm. They cover largely the same areas as the guided tour, with the added ability to delve deeper. We’d recommend you give yourself between 60 and 90 minutes to take full advantage of the digital tour.
Digital tours cost £5 per person and are free to under 16’s.
These tours are currently only available in English.
On days the Grand Temple is available, use of the digital tour will give you access to the area. On days that it is in use, then you can still view all the same content on the device from the Grand Temple but not physically access it in person.
There is generally no need to pre-book a digital tour, just ask a member of staff at the Museum Welcome Area or Shop on the first floor on arrival, and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Freemasons’ Hall is a large building; all tour activities take place on the first floor, which is accessible by lift. You can expect to walk and stand for up to an hour whilst on tour, so we advise wearing comfortable shoes.
Please get in touch with us for any access requirements.
For Public Guided Tours, refunds can be requested up to 24 hours prior to your tour. If you cancel a tour within the 24 hours before a tour, no refunds will be given. All refunds will be the ticket price, minus our ticket agents (Eventbrite) fees that are non-refundable.
Please note: We ask all visitors to arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of their tour. No refunds will therefore be given for late arrivals.
As stated, we cannot guarantee what areas you will see on your tour, therefore no refunds will be given for tours that exclude the Grand Temple.