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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
+44 1227 785625
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A good lesson on Freemasonry

I found this free exhibition very interesting and the staff very friendly from the moment I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lonely2014
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Larnaca, Cyprus
Kent Museum if Freemasonry

It has always seemed to me to be a closed society with myths and tales. I know from family members... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rita B
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I found this free exhibition very interesting and the staff very friendly from the moment I walked thru the door .It taught me how the freemasons work and the various positions one can work for.

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

Thank you for sharing your review and helping other visitors in the future. Rob

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has always seemed to me to be a closed society with myths and tales. I know from family members that a lot of good work is done by the Masons. This small in size but not in information Museum is well worth a visit....More

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

Thank you Rita. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and particularly like your "small in size but not in information" description. Rob

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a few lodge members from Honor Oak and family had a great day at an absolute Aladdin’s cave of freemasonry! othe staff were amazing and even gave us a tour of the temple attached to it.A well laid out place and so well...More

Thank Sid S
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sid. It is always nice to get so positive feedback. Do please come back soon with you non masonic friends and family. Robin

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

prior to this visit i knew nothing about Freemasons... lovely staff! informative. I am much more informed about the Masons, lots of wonderful History in this museum, a little gem in Canterbury. Please go! you will be oddly surprised.

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

Dear Barry Thank you for your review and your kind comment about our "lovely staff" - I will be sure to pass this on to them. I'm glad that you, like many others before you, enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Robin

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is next to the garden by the riverside and you dontl have to pay the entry fee whoch means its free for everyone And there are some map and nice person there i think its better than the tourist center

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

Thank you for your kind a positive comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely museum with very helpful volunteers who can tell you all about the history of Freemasonry. Well worth an hour or two,especially as it's free, although we gave a small donation to help with the upkeep and bought the excellent guidebook. It's also close to...More

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

Dear Bruce many thanks for you kind and positive review. I will be sure pass on your comments to our "very helpful volunteers" Robin

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this place on this website and decided to visit it on this very warm Saturday. The place if free to visit and inside there is a wealth of information detailing the beginning of Freemansonry and how it developed throughout the ages. The staff...More

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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 leaving such a kind and positive review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to our team of volunteer stewards.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by staff who were really friendly, asked what we knew about freemasonry and showed us how to navigate the tour. I learned a lot and the collections of regalia etc are really fascinating. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Canterbury.

Thank Marianne L
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you Marianne, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our volunteer stewards.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

Dear Clare thank you for your kind words.

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