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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
+44 1227 785625
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Nigel Aylen

Out of London this has to be one of the most interesting places to visit The historical items are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nigelaylen
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Insightful museum

This museum is free for all to enter and provide a rich history of the Freemasons. There are many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Out of London this has to be one of the most interesting places to visit The historical items are superb I have been a mason for a very long time and have visited the museum at Great Queens Street which is much bigger but for...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Nigel Thank you so much for your kind words. We do try hard, but it's always a pleasure to hear that what we do is appreciated.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is free for all to enter and provide a rich history of the Freemasons. There are many exhibits that visitors can view and understand in the museum.

Thank claretravelsaround
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Clare thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've alwasy been interested in the dark and mysterious world of freemasonry. Turned out its not that mysterious at all and is very interesting

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Hopefully it wasnt too much of a disappointment 😊

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely experience. The Museum is beautifully organised and the exhibits well documented, there are also Masons on hand to explain items, answer questions or relate interesting stories of past Lodges and histories. So glad we visited here and meet such helpful and...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your tie in the UK and have a safe journey home.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone was more than willing to explain about the masons and show us around the museum and the lodge. They are even helping me to trace my great-great-grandfather who was a mason in Canterbury.

Thank bobandjaneknight
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to pass them on to our volunteers.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I genuinely really enjoyed the museum, as it was interesting to learn about the Freemasons in more depth BUT the male volunteers running the museum during our visit completely ignored myself and the other female members of the group, and only answered the questions of...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your review and am glad that you really enjoyed our museum. I am very sorry that we didn't look after you as well as we both would expect and in the way that we normally do. If you read other reviews our...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

As a Polish person I find it very interesting, as the Masons became a symbol of secrecy thanks to literature and films for my generation. When I walked around the museum I realised it’s an elite boys club like Boys Scouts and had a great...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you not only found our museum very interesting but also that you had a great time. Please do visit us again

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Stumbled across this place while exploring Canterbury and where it was a free museum thought I would pay a visit. The staff present were very friendly and welcoming when you step foot inside and all the facts, history and everything on display was interesting. Defiantly...More

Thank Ben M
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Ben Thanks for coming to see us and for leaving this kind review. Please come and see us again next time you are in Canterbury. Rob

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

As a newly joined lady mason I was fascinated by this place, but my son who knows very little was also very interested. The two gentlemen manning the museum were friendly, helpful and genuinely keen to show the good of freemasonry. We spent over an...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your first visit, please do come back and see us again, there is always something new to see.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

It's a tiny museum but so informative! I did not have more than a passing curiosity about the history of Freemasonry -- most of it laced with a suspicion of secret societies. It was quite enlightening to discover the innocuous beginnings of the society and...More

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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for leaving a review to assist future travellers

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