Open to all and located in the heart of Canterbury’s tourist route, you will find the Kent Museum of Freemasonry close to the Westgate Towers and a five minute stroll from the Cathedral.
Entrance is free of charge, although voluntary donations are welcomed.
The Museum is an Accredited Museum, meeting the nationally agreed standards of the Arts Council on collection care, museum management and the provision of information and services to visitors. The museum is a hidden treasure which boasts a rare collection of exhibits of national and international importance. Its collection of Masonic material is probably the finest in the UK outside of London. The vast collection of regalia and books covers all Masonic orders through the ages.
The ‘Kent Museum of Freemasonry’ is the working title of ‘Kent Masonic Library and Museum Trust’, a charity registered under number 1018784.
There is ample public car parking nearby and Park & Ride is also available around the city.
We are normally open from 10am to 4pm, each day. However, as we are reliant on volunteers, if your journey is more than a local one please phone ahead to check that we are open.
Visits can be arranged for groups and parties including, subject to availability, a tour of the neighbouring Lodge Room with an after-tour meal.
If you wish to visit in order to enquire about family history or the masonic history of certain individuals or lodges, we will do our best to help. However we recommend that you phone ahead and arrange an appointment with one of our specialists.
There is Wheelchair access throughout.