The Museum

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Whether you are a curious browser looking for something interesting and unusual to do in Canterbury, a serious student of Freemasonry or simply interested in the history of the City itself or the County of Kent you will find plenty to interest you.

Amongst the displays of masonic ephemera you will also find a fine collection of anthropological paintings, glassware and porcelain, along with historical documents and other presentation items.

Incorporated into the fabric of the building you will discover the unique 19th Century stained glass windows which originally adorned the old Freemasons’ Hall in London and also the solid oak entrance doors from St Mary’s College, part of the Jesuit Monastery which once stood in Hales Place in Canterbury.

Visit us and you will find a comprehensive history of Freemasonry, from its inception through to the present time, with special emphasis on Kent, its lodges and their origins.

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As well as themed displays such as Notable Kent Freemasons and Masonic Military Heroes, other topical exhibitions are hosted throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome, not just Freemasons, we even have an interactive children’s section where, amongst other activities, they can design their own banners and aprons.

Alongside the Arts Council Accredited Museum sits an extensive reference Library which contains a comprehensive collection of printed books and manuscripts on Freemasonry and other fraternal organisations in Kent, Great Britain and beyond and covers all Masonic orders through the ages.

It also has one of the largest collections of genealogy books in the south east.

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