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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

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Very interesting, helpful staff.

I visited the museum with my wife and we were both really interested in the artefacts they have on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David H
Great museum

Called in on a trip to Canterbury. Great welcome and fantastic display of freemasonary through the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Antony S
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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...more
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St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I'd planned this visit as a surprise on my husband's birthday. As the years pass it's getting more and more difficult to find 'different' things to do on special occasions. I don't even remember where I read about this museum but I decided it was...More

3  Thank Frannie B
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hello Frannie, thank you for such kind comments - we have already passed them on to Keith and the rest of the team. We're glad that all had such a good visit. Robin

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We walked the full length of the High Street, not easy when we are both disabled, even called in to Information Centre to get directions, on arrival it was all shut up and there was no notice saying when it would be open again. We...More

1  Thank Dennis D
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Thank you for your visit and your feedback. I am sorry that we were not open on the day of your visit. Our museum is manned 100% by volunteers which is one of the reasons that we are a free of charge attraction. However this...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the museum with my wife and we were both really interested in the artefacts they have on display, the staff are helpful and warm in their approach, it was really interesting. The extra exhibits on display to celebrate the 100th year of the...More

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

Dear David, thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you both enjoyed your visit. Rob

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a trip to Canterbury. Great welcome and fantastic display of freemasonary through the ages.

Thank Antony S
RobEvans_11, Guest Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Antony. Please pop in again next time you are in the City. Our displays are always changing and there's always something new to uncover.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

If you are interested in learning about Freemasonry in Kent or Freemasonry in general, this is the place to visit. You will receive a wealth of knowledge in an enthusiastic and friendly manner where no question will be dismissed. Thank you gentleman for hosting my...More

1  Thank sarahchesebro
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you Sarah. I'm glad that you and your mother enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your kind comments to the volunteers involved. Rob

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a brother or just a visitor. I highly recommend visiting this place on your travels. Friendly staff and full of history! If you are passing I would just say! Pop in!!

Thank Keith B
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for your review. Taking the time helps others find out about us before they visit.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Like many members of the public I had grown up thinking that the Freemasons were a closed, secretive society just for the privileged few with a dodgy handshake. Today I visited this museum and was met by Freemasons who were only too willing to answer...More

Thank 965jossyB
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for leaving such a positive review. I will be sure to pass it on to our team of volunteers. Please do visit again if you are in Canterbury as our exhibits are regularly updated. Rob.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Came here to find out a bit more about my own masonic ring I bought a while back and about this secretive society. All myths were dispelled (heard from other people) and found the displays interesting with the gentleman who greeted us very informative and...More

1  Thank special4christopher
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks for such a kind review. I'm glad that you were well looked after and found out everything that you needed to know and more.

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A really interesting place to visit. It was packed with really interesting artefacts and information. The 3 gentlemen there were really welcoming and willing to answer any questions.

Thank kingshivi92
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we will be sure to pass them on to our team of volunteers.

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Second visit here. Very warm welcome and lots to see this time round with much improved childrens area.

Thank m t
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is the only museum of Freemasonry I have ever heard of. Free entry and hidden away near Westgate. Staffed by volunteer Freemasons who are happy to explain and chat or just leave you to investigate. I knew little about the Freemasons and confess to...More

Thank David T
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear David. Thank you for your review. I'm glad you were put st ease and enjoyed your visit. Robin

Reviewed 18 September 2018

A nice little museum dedicated to freemasonry. There are items of interest as well as photographs. This museum is at the end of the high street near the Westgate towers,

Thank Johny747
RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our "nice little museum". Robin

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