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What was happening this week in Masonic Periodicals?Well, in 1882 there was a gracious response from the widow of US Pre...
29/01/2021

What was happening this week in Masonic Periodicals?
Well, in 1882 there was a gracious response from the widow of US President James A Garfield to the freemasons of West Riding of Yorkshire ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/kQ6q50Dm0oE

On 25 January, led by our Scottish friends the world celebrates the legendary poet Robert Burns with a special supper an...
22/01/2021

On 25 January, led by our Scottish friends the world celebrates the legendary poet Robert Burns with a special supper and night of festivities. Over the weekend we'll be sharing some collection items on our Instagram relating to the man of the hour.

Burns became a freemason in 1781 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland and wrote a number of poems about freemasonry.

We all love our portrait in the Museum's collection of Robert Burns proudly displaying his jewels. His blue eyes singing in unison with the blue collar and rosette. The artist is unknown.

For more detail follow our Burns Night parade here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://instagram.com/museumfreemasonry/

#burnsnight #burnssupper #burns #robertburns #scottishhistory

How many US Presidents have been freemasons?In our latest addition to our 'Learn about freemasonry' blog series we answe...
19/01/2021

How many US Presidents have been freemasons?

In our latest addition to our 'Learn about freemasonry' blog series we answer this question with details of their degrees and lodges. We also pour some cold water on one or two suggestions. All you need to know in another monumental week for Americaโ€™s highest office here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/SByV50DcAog

This week in Masonic Periodicals: Hughan does it again!This weekโ€™s instalment comes from The Freemason, 19 January, 1889...
19/01/2021

This week in Masonic Periodicals: Hughan does it again!

This weekโ€™s instalment comes from The Freemason, 19 January, 1889, where Brother W. J. Hughan's latest book is celebrated and there's mention of his growing collectability as well as a particular 'photo-zincographic process'!
Read on ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/ZK5S50Dczad

This week in Masonic Periodicals: William Bean's final excursion.This weekโ€™s instalment comes from The Freemasons' Month...
12/01/2021

This week in Masonic Periodicals: William Bean's final excursion.

This weekโ€™s instalment comes from The Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, January 12, 1867, where we find the obituary for Brother Alderman William Bean โ€“ a prestigious character in Scarborough and a pioneer in British natural science.
Read on ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/sZ8P50D6dSo

๐Ÿฅ‚ Wishing you a very happy New Year from everyone at #MuseumFreemasonry ๐Ÿฅ‚ For auld lang syne, my dearFor auld lang syneW...
31/12/2020

๐Ÿฅ‚ Wishing you a very happy New Year from everyone at #MuseumFreemasonry ๐Ÿฅ‚

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For days of auld lang syne
Let's make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons!

#robertburns #auldlandsyne #2021 #happynewyear2021 #happynewyear #museumsunlocked #museummileldn #museummile #visitlondon #tier3 #cultureinquarantine

Are you in need of some opulence? Looking for something different to see?Take a tour of Freemasons' Hall from your own h...
30/12/2020
Tour of Freemasons' Hall London

Are you in need of some opulence? Looking for something different to see?
Take a tour of Freemasons' Hall from your own home with this short film ๐Ÿ‘‰

Have you ever wondered what lies behind the doors at Freemasons' Hall, the London headquarters of the

Are you looking for something to read over the holiday season? We have a fantastic free online resource to rescue you!Ma...
27/12/2020
Get to know: Masonic Periodicals Online

Are you looking for something to read over the holiday season? We have a fantastic free online resource to rescue you!
Masonic Periodicals Online lets you enter a forgotten world when the magazine was a new and exciting way to communicate with your audience.

Our Archivist Susan explains why you should get to know Masonic Periodicals Online ๐Ÿ‘‰

We live in a world so flooded with media brands and titles it's hard to imagine a time when this wasn't the case. However there was a time when everything seemed just like this, when mass media began to take shape and publications began to speak directly to different audiences. Would you believe it....

Today is a very big day for the office of US president. Letโ€™s explore a little bit more of that history by asking was Ge...
26/12/2020

Today is a very big day for the office of US president.
Letโ€™s explore a little bit more of that history by asking was George Washington a freemason? ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/385JxVU

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely ...
24/12/2020

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely on your kindness to support our work.
You can show your support by making a donation of any size online, in person or by post. Thanks for your helping hand ๐Ÿ’™ https://buff.ly/2G5rZxi

Just before the pandemic struck and we were forced to introduce social distancing measures at the Museum, we opened a sm...
23/12/2020

Just before the pandemic struck and we were forced to introduce social distancing measures at the Museum, we opened a small exhibition called Treasures. It features some wonderful examples of rare and unique items from our library and archives. Here Peter and Louise, who helped curate the exhibition, tell us about their favourite items ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/3e6qFXr

Our Librarian Martin has put together his latest reading list for you to get to grips with: 12 books to expand your know...
22/12/2020
Learn about freemasonry: 12 books to expand your knowledge

Our Librarian Martin has put together his latest reading list for you to get to grips with: 12 books to expand your knowledge ๐Ÿ‘‰

The publication of the first edition of Margaret Jacobโ€™s Radical Enlightenment in 1981 brought a new academic awareness of the research potential of freemasonry collections like ours. These are just a selection of the academic books that our Librarian, Martin Cherry, has seen published since he jo...

At a London tavern on St John's Day in 1717, four lodges met. They agreed to join together to form the first Grand Lodge...
21/12/2020

At a London tavern on St John's Day in 1717, four lodges met. They agreed to join together to form the first Grand Lodge. But someone would have to chair this Grand Lodge, so who did they choose?
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/35Gqlef

Did you know we're collecting COVID-19 related items produced by freemasons across the world? It's #OurCovid19Story and ...
19/12/2020
Our COVID-19 story

Did you know we're collecting COVID-19 related items produced by freemasons across the world?
It's #OurCovid19Story and you can find out more here ๐Ÿ‘‰

What are freemasons doing to help communities cope in these difficult times?

Are you looking for something to read over the holiday season? We have a fantastic free online resource to rescue you!Ma...
18/12/2020
Get to know: Masonic Periodicals Online

Are you looking for something to read over the holiday season? We have a fantastic free online resource to rescue you!
Masonic Periodicals Online lets you enter a forgotten world when the magazine was a new and exciting way to communicate with your audience.

Our Archivist Susan explains why you should get to know Masonic Periodicals Online ๐Ÿ‘‰

We live in a world so flooded with media brands and titles it's hard to imagine a time when this wasn't the case. However there was a time when everything seemed just like this, when mass media began to take shape and publications began to speak directly to different audiences. Would you believe it....

Let us round up the year by taking inspiration from that smiling face at the top of this message: Dr. Edward Jenner. Rea...
17/12/2020

Let us round up the year by taking inspiration from that smiling face at the top of this message: Dr. Edward Jenner.
Read the end-of-year message from our Director Vicky Carroll in what has been quite an unusual time ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/3r7oIQD

These are very changeable times, so best to keep informed.Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the important ...
16/12/2020

These are very changeable times, so best to keep informed.
Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the important information direct to your email inbox ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/2TTeO5K

With just couple of weeks to go until the end of 2020, we find ourselves having to write another notice of closure due t...
16/12/2020

With just couple of weeks to go until the end of 2020, we find ourselves having to write another notice of closure due to COVID-19 safety measures.

Let us round up the year by taking inspiration from that smiling face on this post. Dr. Edward Jenner was a physician and scientist, born in Gloucestershire in 1749. He was an active member of Faith and Friendship Lodge No. 270, later becoming its Master in 1812. Dr. Jenner invented the smallpox vaccine, the worldโ€™s first vaccine, and saved countless lives in turn. The 'father of immunologyโ€™ featured in our exhibition Familiar Faces throughout this year. With people like this behind us, things can always get better!

Visit online ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk

Like other museums, galleries and heritage sites, Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden has been hugely affected by the s...
15/12/2020
Birthplace of vaccination fights for its future - Museums Association

Like other museums, galleries and heritage sites, Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden has been hugely affected by the sudden cessation of visitors, whose support it depends on for income.

Dr. Jenner was a freemason and is included in our Familiar Faces exhibition.

https://museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/2020/12/birthplace-of-vaccination-fights-for-its-future

The pandemic has led to renewed interest in Dr Jennerโ€™s House but its funding troubles are far from over

COVID-19 update:We're sad to say as London has now been moved into Tier 3, we will close to the public from Wednesday 16...
15/12/2020

COVID-19 update:
We're sad to say as London has now been moved into Tier 3, we will close to the public from Wednesday 16 December.

Stay updated with events by subscribing to our newsletter ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/sign-up

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely ...
05/12/2020

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely on your kindness to support our work.
You can show your support by making a donation of any size online, in person or by post. Thanks for your helping hand ๐Ÿ’™ https://buff.ly/2G5rZxi

Just before the pandemic struck and we were forced to introduce social distancing measures at the Museum, we opened a sm...
04/12/2020

Just before the pandemic struck and we were forced to introduce social distancing measures at the Museum, we opened a small exhibition called Treasures. It features some wonderful examples of rare and unique items from our library and archives. Here Peter and Louise, who helped curate the exhibition, tell us about their favourite items ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/our-personal-favourites-treasures

What is this cute little character?It may look like something from kawaii culture, but this little 18th-century item dem...
03/12/2020
Scare bear snuff box | Museum of Freemasonry | Collection favourites

What is this cute little character?
It may look like something from kawaii culture, but this little 18th-century item demonstrates the craft, humour and sociability of freemasons. Our Curator Mark introduces us to one of his more curious favourites ๐Ÿ‘‰

What is this cute little character? It may look like something from kawaii culture, but this little 18th-century item demonstrates the craft, humour and soci...

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from today - and it's first Thursday of the mon...
03/12/2020

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from today - and it's first Thursday of the month so late opening!

10am - 8pm, free entry

Book your tickets online ๐Ÿ‘‰https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from today ๐Ÿ˜ƒ and as it's the first Thursday of ...
03/12/2020

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from today ๐Ÿ˜ƒ and as it's the first Thursday of the month - we'll be open late!

10am - 8pm. We're free entry and open to all.

Book your free tickets online to visit us ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/3ecRkSu

Our Assistant Curator Andrew discusses the process of how we decided on the characters in our surprising Familiar faces ...
02/12/2020

Our Assistant Curator Andrew discusses the process of how we decided on the characters in our surprising Familiar faces exhibition at the Museum. Read all about it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/37sxdgf

These are very changeable times, so best to keep informed.Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the important ...
01/12/2020

These are very changeable times, so best to keep informed.
Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the important information direct to your email inbox ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/2TTeO5K

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020.London is in the ...
30/11/2020

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020.

London is in the government COVID-19 Tier 2 status, so social distancing measures will still be in place.

We're free entry and open to all.

Book your free tickets online to visit us ๐Ÿ‘‰https://buff.ly/2lwxiet

Did you know we're collecting COVID-19 related items produced by freemasons across the world?It's #OurCovid19Story and y...
29/11/2020

Did you know we're collecting COVID-19 related items produced by freemasons across the world?
It's #OurCovid19Story and you can find out more here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/2A8a1He

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020.London is in the ...
27/11/2020

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020.

London is in the government COVID-19 Tier 2 status, so social distancing measures will still be in place.

We're free entry and open to all.

Book your free tickets online to visit us ๐Ÿ‘‰https://buff.ly/2lwxiet

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020. London is in the...
27/11/2020

We're delighted to announce we are opening our doors to the public again from Thursday 3 December 2020.

London is in the government COVID-19 Tier 2 status, so social distancing measures will still be in place.

We're free entry and open to all.

Book your free tickets online to visit us ๐Ÿ‘‰https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/

Are you on Instagram? Over the new few weeks we'll be sharing representations of Hope in our collection. Hop on over to ...
26/11/2020

Are you on Instagram?
Over the new few weeks we'll be sharing representations of Hope in our collection. Hop on over to our account to get your regular fix of positivity โš“๏ธโ˜€๏ธ https://buff.ly/2HYDDLC

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely ...
24/11/2020

Like most museums and cultural institutions we're feeling the pressure of the pandemic. As a registered charity we rely on your kindness to support our work.
You can show your support by making a donation of any size online, in person or by post. Thanks for your helping hand ๐Ÿ’™ https://buff.ly/2G5rZxi

What connects Emily Brontรซ to the freemasons? Our Curator Mark will show with one of his favourite items ๐Ÿ‘‰
23/11/2020
The Barraclough clock | Museum of Freemasonry | Collection favourites

What connects Emily Brontรซ to the freemasons? Our Curator Mark will show with one of his favourite items ๐Ÿ‘‰

What connects Emily Brontรซ to the freemasons? John Barraclough was renowned for his beautifully crafted longcase clocks. Born in 1773, he lived and worked in...

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At the Museum of Freemasonry, our goal is to help you learn about freemasonry in all its cultural richness. If youโ€™re a freemason, the museum is a treasure trove for exploration. If youโ€™re not a freemason, itโ€™s the perfect place to visit and discover what freemasonry is all about.

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