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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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Got to introduce my Wife & Children to Freemasonry.

Totally oblivious to it's location, my wife pointed it out on my first ever visit to Canterbury recently. We were there for a day out with my children on a day out from boarding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Larkhill, United Kingdom
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Larkhill, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally oblivious to it's location, my wife pointed it out on my first ever visit to Canterbury recently. We were there for a day out with my children on a day out from boarding school. The wife & family are aware that I am a Mason and apart from the recent Sky 1 programme were oblivious to some of our... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that you all enjoyed your visit and please do come and see us again next time you are in the city More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were greeted warmly and shown around this excellent museum on freemasonry, we asked lots of questions and to our surprise the questions were answered fully. We left feeling we had a new insight on this organisation

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

What a kind review - thank you. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to our band of volunteers. Robin More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a true Dan Brown type of attraction but being a 'Lewis' was interested in visiting to discover some more. It is brilliant with some fascinating exhibits. Worth a visit and free to do so. Don't be scared, go in and take a look!

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

Thank you for your kind and positive review. We're glad you had a good time. More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Well I pass this place often , so it was about time to investigate what the funny handshake brigade had to say for themselves ! There were two gents on hand to answer any questions upon entering. Plenty of pictures and explanations of their beginnings in the 1700's. Examples of insignia and uniform on view. Lots of information on members... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and kind review. I think we all a little guilty of passing by the things on our doorstep - we're glad you came, please come again. More 

Wootton Kent. UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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

Dear Derrick Thank you for your review. As your Grandfather was from the Abbey Wood area it is quite possible that he was a Freemason in London as opposed to Kent. If you contact the central museum and library in London should be able to help you. Best regards Robin More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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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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
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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Thank Jon L
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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