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Freemasons' Hall

#121 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: 60 Great Queen St. | Covent Garden, London WC2 5AZ, England
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Take the tour & go to the shop

Anyone can go to the Freemasons shop. It has the best selection of books about the Freemasons. Take the tour as it is very informative. The building is wonderful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anyone can go to the Freemasons shop. It has the best selection of books about the Freemasons. Take the tour as it is very informative. The building is wonderful.

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Ruislip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on a tour,group visit Impressive 1930's art deco building and a very interesting tour guide. After the tour,had closer look round and look at the museum and exhibits in detail.Entrance is free,there are no refreshments available and it is best to travel by public transport.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While you are in the area of Covent Garden you should take the opportunity to explore the Freemasons' Hall and learn about the organizations' history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours of this building are well worth doing. Lots of history, a bit about freemasonry and a truly fabulous building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This an impressive place. First, take a look at the building from outside – it is indeed something special. The museum has a lot of masonic items which are interesting but presumably first of all for freemasons. There are guides around and they are ready to explain what you see. The entrance is free.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous Building, with tons of Art Deco detail. Very interesting history that you don't have to be a Freemason to appreciate. They also have a great gift shop downstairs. If you're nearby, at least stop in for a few minutes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an interesting building with an also interesting museum about freemasonry. I suggest to ensure the availability of a potential tour, because there is a possibility to be cancelled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is wheelchair accessible and has elevators to most floors. I wanted in particular to visit the museum which had just opened a new exhibit to celebrate the crafts 300 year tercentenary celebration. The museum was well laid out and the artefacts were unique and interesting to everyone not just masons, where else could you see the actual Masonic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definite off-the-beaten-path gem. Make sure you show up during public tour times, otherwise you won’t be able to go much further than the small library/museum space. Very informative (albeit a bit lengthy tour) covers all important aspects of masonry and explains most imposing structures inside the building. The décor is breathtaking. Keep in mind, that it is a working Masonic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us took the daily tour, just under an hour, of Freemasons' Hall, the centre of freemasonry in England. The tour was conducted by a Freemason with an interesting mix of facts, history and repartee - sometimes amusing! There is much marble, gold, silver, lovely wood panelling, stained glass windows etc to see. And the Art Deco design and... More 

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