Museum of Freemasonry

Museum of Freemasonry An intricate history brought to light
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We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives. Discover treasures like this 18th-century manus...
22/05/2020

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives.
Discover treasures like this 18th-century manuscript by William Stukeley ‘The Order of the Pillars of Solomon’s Temple Revealed’ featuring a real peacock feather and wonderful illustrations.

See the exhibition online 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/treasures

You can't come on one of our Freemasons' Hall tours, but Museum Visitor Assistant, Tara, has shared her highlights inste...
21/05/2020

You can't come on one of our Freemasons' Hall tours, but Museum Visitor Assistant, Tara, has shared her highlights instead.
See what she's picked 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/tour-highlights

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A grandfather's story.We had an enquiry from a grandson who was left this pocket watch dated 1912. Based on the symbolis...
19/05/2020

A grandfather's story.
We had an enquiry from a grandson who was left this pocket watch dated 1912. Based on the symbolism and inscription our team were able to tell him his grandfather, after completing the first three degrees, was initiated into the Royal Arch becoming a Companion. Our database on Ancestry.co.uk gave the name of a Lewis Thomas Weston, born 1869, who was an auctioneer in the town of Hastings. He was initiated into Derwent Lodge No. 40 in February 1898.

Have you found something you'd like to know more about? At the Museum we're just as curious and we can help answer your questions through our free enquiry service.

Find our Enquiries page on the website 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/enquiries
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Are you interested in your family history? Our Archivist, Susan, can help you with exploring this further while you're s...
16/05/2020

Are you interested in your family history?
Our Archivist, Susan, can help you with exploring this further while you're stuck indoors. Read this handy blog post to find out what's available
👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/get-know-ancestry

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We’ve brought out some hidden gems from the Library and Archives, like this 18th-century manuscript by William Stukeley ...
15/05/2020

We’ve brought out some hidden gems from the Library and Archives, like this 18th-century manuscript by William Stukeley ‘The Order of the Pillars of Solomon’s Temple Revealed’ featuring a real peacock feather and wonderful illustrations.
Find more treasures 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/treasures

#MuseumWeek #CultureinQuarantine #Museumfromhome #MuseumsUnlocked #ClimateMW

We know there are a lot of freemasons volunteering so we're thrilled to announce that we're now collecting COVID-19 mate...
15/05/2020

We know there are a lot of freemasons volunteering so we're thrilled to announce that we're now collecting COVID-19 material being made by freemasons today.
Find out more 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/our-covid-19-story

#MuseumWeek #CultureInQuarantine #MuseumFromHome #Freemasons #Freemasonry #OurCovid19Story

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives. Discover treasures like this wonderful watercol...
14/05/2020

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives.
Discover treasures like this wonderful watercolour of a lodge room in Kaira, India from 1822, which was found in a forgotten pile of archive documents.

Find more treasures 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/treasures

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We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives. Discover treasures like this sad story of the d...
13/05/2020

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives.
Discover treasures like this sad story of the death of a father on the Titanic as part of the petition for two little girls to enter the Royal Masonic School for Girls in 1912.

Find more treasures 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/treasures

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We know there are a lot of freemasons volunteering so we're thrilled to announce that we're now collecting COVID-19 mate...
13/05/2020

We know there are a lot of freemasons volunteering so we're thrilled to announce that we're now collecting COVID-19 material being made by freemasons today.
Find out more 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/our-covid-19-story

#MuseumWeek #CultureInQuarantine #MuseumFromHome #Freemasons #Freemasonry #OurCovid19Story

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives. Discover treasures like Irish poet and playwrig...
13/05/2020

We’ve brought out some of our hidden gems from the Library and Archives.
Discover treasures like Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde’s original certificate of membership to Apollo University Lodge from 1875.

Find more treasures 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/treasures

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This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest ...
13/05/2020

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons' Hall.

Take some time today to find out more about this amazing show of solidarity on our blog 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million
.
#MuseumWeek #CultureInQuarantine #MuseumFromHome

Did you know that over 1,000 women & men trained as nurses at the Royal Masonic Hospital?Many are now working for #NHS s...
12/05/2020

Did you know that over 1,000 women & men trained as nurses at the Royal Masonic Hospital?
Many are now working for #NHS some returning to help with the #Covid19UK crisis.

A big thank you to all nurses today
#OurCovid19Story #NursesDay

👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/stories/nurses-and-queens

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest ...
06/05/2020

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, @FreemasonsHall.

Take some time today to find out more about this amazing show of solidarity on our blog 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million
.
#MuseumMileLDN #ThingsToDoInLondon #FreeLondon #Exhibitions #Museums #MuseumLife #Freemasons #FreemasonHistory #MasonicHistory #VisitLondon #Londonist #LondonExhibition #TimeOutLondon #MuseumMile #LondonLife #culturetrip_ldn #tripadvisor #freemasonry #lockdown #coronaviruslockdown #selfisolation

A mysterious pendant with no obvious association to freemasonry. Our curators were baffled by this item. It could just b...
05/05/2020

A mysterious pendant with no obvious association to freemasonry. Our curators were baffled by this item. It could just be a piece of Art Deco jewellery, but it's shape suggests the Egyptian ankh symbol. All we know is that the source's father was a high-ranking freemason. Do you recognise it?

Have you found something you'd like to know more about? At the Museum we're just as curious and we can help answer your questions through our free enquiry service. ⠀

Find our Enquiries page on the website 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/enquiries
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The moon is an important symbol in #freemasonry. We see it everywhere in the Museum. This year we asked London art colle...
30/04/2020

The moon is an important symbol in #freemasonry. We see it everywhere in the Museum. This year we asked London art collective Lumen to stage an exhibition based on our collection.
They delivered Phases 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/phases

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Would you like to know what's behind the doors at Freemasons' Hall? We can tell you all about the Memorial Shrine at the...
30/04/2020

Would you like to know what's behind the doors at Freemasons' Hall?
We can tell you all about the Memorial Shrine at the heart of the Hall 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/heart-hall

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When the #freemasons were crowdfunding for their new headquarters in London, they needed something special to represent ...
30/04/2020

When the #freemasons were crowdfunding for their new headquarters in London, they needed something special to represent it. The Hall Stone is a piece of English design history.
Discover the story of the Hall Stone today 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/stories/hall-stone-story

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We all know what crowdfunding is today. But we bet you've never heard of the Masonic Million Memorial Fund. It was the b...
30/04/2020

We all know what crowdfunding is today. But we bet you've never heard of the Masonic Million Memorial Fund. It was the biggest of its day and helped build Freemasons' Hall, London. Find out all about it on our blog 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million

#MuseumFromHome #StayHome #StaySafe

You probably won't have heard of Prince Hall, but it is his name that symbolises the black experience of #freemasonry in...
30/04/2020

You probably won't have heard of Prince Hall, but it is his name that symbolises the black experience of #freemasonry in the US and further afield.
Find out what it all means on our blog 👉
https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/african-american-connection

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The nurses that cared and trained at Ravenscourt have been a vital part of the national care community and the #freemaso...
30/04/2020

The nurses that cared and trained at Ravenscourt have been a vital part of the national care community and the #freemasons history.
Discover their story today 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/stories/nurses-and-queens

#MuseumFromHome #StayHome #StaySafe #CultureInQuarantine

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest ...
29/04/2020

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons' Hall.

Take some time today to find out more about this amazing show of solidarity on our blog 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million
.
#MuseumMileLDN #ThingsToDoInLondon #FreeLondon #Exhibitions #Museums #MuseumLife #Freemasons #FreemasonHistory #MasonicHistory #VisitLondon #Londonist #LondonExhibition #TimeOutLondon #MuseumMile #LondonLife #culturetrip_ldn #tripadvisor #freemasonry #lockdown #coronaviruslockdown #selfisolation

Found by a descendent in a locked chest, and worn by a former Mayor of Swansea, this collar is in glorious condition. We...
28/04/2020

Found by a descendent in a locked chest, and worn by a former Mayor of Swansea, this collar is in glorious condition. We identified it as not belonging to freemasonry, but of the Independent Order of Good Templars. It seems Griffith James Davies was a supporter of the Temperance movement before his death in 1935.

Have you found something you'd like to know more about? At the Museum we're just as curious and we can help answer your questions through our free enquiry service. ⠀

Find our Enquiries page on the website 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/enquiries
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#FamiliarFriday Icons don’t come more deserving than Josephine Baker. International entertainer, World War II spy and Fr...
24/04/2020

#FamiliarFriday Icons don’t come more deserving than Josephine Baker.

International entertainer, World War II spy and French Resistance-ally, she went on to fight for civil rights at home in the US. Baker features in our new corridor exhibition Familiar Faces. In 1960 she was initiated into the Grande Loge Feminine de France.

We care about your health so we've closed the Museum during the #coronavirusoutbreak. You can still discover more about the story of the freemasons by visiting our website 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/
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We're celebrating #StGeorgesDay with this colourful consecration ceremony programme from Shanghai, 1923. Discover more a...
23/04/2020

We're celebrating #StGeorgesDay with this colourful consecration ceremony programme from Shanghai, 1923.

Discover more about the fascinating world of #freemasonry online: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk

#StGeorgesDay2020

Are you interested in the world of #freemasonry? OpenLFM is presenting free online lectures. All you need to do is regis...
22/04/2020

Are you interested in the world of #freemasonry? OpenLFM is presenting free online lectures. All you need to do is register your place!

Next up 25 April: Dr. Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow) on Research in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities

https://sites.google.com/view/openlfm

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest ...
22/04/2020

This year marks the centenary since the Masonic Million Memorial Fund was first officially launched. It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, @FreemasonsHall.

Take some time today to find out more about this amazing show of solidarity on our blog 👉 https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million
.
#MuseumMileLDN #ThingsToDoInLondon #FreeLondon #Exhibitions #Museums #MuseumLife #Freemasons #FreemasonHistory #MasonicHistory #VisitLondon #Londonist #LondonExhibition #TimeOutLondon #MuseumMile #LondonLife #culturetrip_ldn #tripadvisor #freemasonry #lockdown #coronaviruslockdown #selfisolation

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

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

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More information can be found here: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk

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