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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

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Address: | St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
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+44 1227 785625
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Open to all and located in the heart of Canterbury's tourist route, you...

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.

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I have been trying to find information about my grandfather as he was a mason in the Abby Wood area, and very disappointed that the search was not able to find. DM

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Derrick M
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Wootton Kent. UK
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Wootton Kent. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been trying to find information about my grandfather as he was a mason in the Abby Wood area, and very disappointed that the search was not able to find. DM

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previously covert society now revealing their true colours and more. Interesting and informative. Worth an hour or so for all those ill-informed and ignorant sceptics to learn the history of Freemasonry and its' beliefs and doctrines.

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Thank Aldesh1
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Having not really a lot of knowledge of Freemasonry, I'm not sure what I expected. The staff on hand were pleasant and informative, but I felt they were guarded and rightly so. Maybe the reason for the publics interest in Freemasonry, is because we are curious about anything we believe to be secret. I thought whilst looking into the display... More 

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Thank humackenzie
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It certainly raised a smile and yes, amongst other things we have been known to raise a glass or two amongst friends - responsibly of course! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The place is small, but with a lot of explainations. You can understand better the world of the Freemasonry.

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Thank Caroline T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The history of Freemasonry in Kent and it connections with the county are supremely interesting and worth a couple of hours perusal. the staff are knowledgeable and very helpful.

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Dear Jon thank you for your kind review. Please come and see us again. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It's well kept and you are welcomed well. However, it is all still very secretive and no real details are shared. Still not really any the wiser!

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Thank Maxs_Trip_Tips
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Dear Max thank you for kind review. I'm glad that you found our museum worth a visit. You can find out more about what Freemasonry is by following this link: www.ugle.org.uk/what-is-freemasonry Best rgards Robin More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I found out about this museum from TripAdvisor and decided to pay it a visit and am glad I did as it was very interesting and gave a good history of Freemasonry through the ages. It also has a lot of artefacts on display and a corner for children.

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Thank Sheryn J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been welcomed to this museum by a friendly guide, Lesley, who made us explore all the corners of this fantastic museum explaining everything about freemasonry and showing how this society works and how it has changed all over the years. We definitely recommend to visit it!

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Thank nianina
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We will sure to pass on your comments to Lesley More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just by the West Gate is the Masonic Museum which is worth a visit. The staff there are enthusiastic and pleased you have talken the time to visit, they will explain all there is to see and even show you behind the scenes if you intested. There is even items to purchase at a very reasonable price. Would visit again... More 

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Thank Alpat
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Please do visit us again next time you are in Canterbury. More 

Glsagow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went along here as my husband is in the Masonic in scotland so wanted to see the history of the canterbury and surrounding areas Masonic lodges. The two gentlemen who were in attendance were friendly and knowledgable and interested in talking to us. The museum itself is full of memorabilia and was a great insight into the Masonic .

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Thank karris_9
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Have a safe journey back to Scotland. More 

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