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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

St Peter's Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA, England
+44 1227 785625
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Very interesting visit

Everyone was more than willing to explain about the masons and show us around the museum and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bobandjaneknight
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
A beautiful homage to misogyny... I mean masonry...

I genuinely really enjoyed the museum, as it was interesting to learn about the Freemasons in more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Storm G
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 3 days 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.

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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 15 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 5 weeks ago

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 25 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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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We are two Kiwis in our twenties and absolutely loved visiting. We happened to be on a walk to Westgate Towers and came across the museum. We were met at the door by two gentlemen who were welcoming and very insightful. We had a guided...More

1  Thank Isabelle C
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Isabelle thank you for your review. You are not alone in stumbling across us and being surprised by what you find. Thanks you also for your kind comments about our volunteer stewards, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just shot a Virtual Tour for the museum and found all the exhibits intriguing. I was amazed how much info there was there

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I found this museum at the very end of my visit to Canterbury, and I was incredibly surprised, free to enter, but donations welcome, I was the only one there and the two gentlemen guides were superb! Very helpful, informative, very friendly and kind in...More

1  Thank Natalia A
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Natalia thanks you for your positive review. We're gald that you enjoyed our little gem of a museum

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Im not sure this would appeal to younger visitors (my teens vanished pretty quick!) but I thought it was great! Really comprehensive exhibition about how the Freemasons evolved - and so nice to have people on hand who were happpy to answer questions. Unique- and...More

Thank Christine R
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RobEvans_11, Public Relations Manager at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for your kind comments Christine.

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