Freemasons’ Hall has been the centre of English Freemasonry for 230 years. It is the meeting place for over 1,000 Masonic Lodges and is 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 Friday
When the Grand Temple is not in use there are up to five tours per day at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. 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 the following:
- Freemasons’ Hall is not open on Sundays, public holidays, the Saturday preceding a Monday public holiday, or over the Christmas / New Year period
- There are a number of events that take place at Freemasons’ Hall during the year that mean that tours are unable to take place. If you are making a special journey to visit then please ring in advance to confirm that tours will be taking place on the day of your visit.