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Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh

Freemasons Hall 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH, Scotland
+44 131 225 5577
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Freemasons Hall 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH, Scotland
New Town
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much to the grand lodge of Scotland secretary for stepping in and showing us around. As a freemason in London and Kent it's always great to see the history of the institution. It was absolutely fascinating and I cannot wait to visit...More

2  Thank robert_williamson8
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

First time visitor at F.H to see talk given by former DEA Agents in USA ( Hunting Escobar/Narcos Event) It was a good venue for this type of show, i was able to sit near front of stage and was able to see /hear clearly,no...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's great to see the inside of Freemasons Hall and try it out as a Fringe venue (The Narcos hunting Escobar event was great). However the venue isn't great for seating or bars. It has a cramped feel to the seats - narrow rows and...More

Thank jestersluck
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

One day in September 2016, my husband and I visited the Museum of the Grand Lodge of Scotland purely by accident while walking around the elegant Georgian New Town. This museum contains some unique artefacts of great interest to masons and also non masons alike....More

2  Thank komsAustralia
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My partner (a Past Master of a Lodge in Scotland) attended the open day in May 2017. We were warmly greeted on entering the Freemason's Hall. Our tour guide, Brother Glen Brown, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. It is a beautiful...More

3  Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My father and I had a brilliant time on 4th January this year. Our guide was very knowledgable and really took his time explaining the origins of many of the fascinating pieces on display. We were then given some time to browse around on our...More

3  Thank Fraser M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Freemasons Hall in George Street, Edinburgh in August 2016. We were met at the steps outside the building by a guide who greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome. We were taken on a tour that involved being...More

1  Thank Pete H
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I was in Edinburgh for the day with a fellow Freemason and we called in for the 2pm tour. It was a Thursday and we were the only two people taking the tour so had a wonderful hour with the very knowledgeable and entertaining guide...More

4  Thank Rob N
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

That would be telling, they are a very secretive society. Sitting quite snugly on this Affluent city street is the Freemasons hall, these building always fascinated me with their architecture, or when you visit a graveyard and you come across masonic graves, the symbolism is...More

4  Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A very interesting tour of an old historical building, the home of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The tour was designed for both non Mason's and Mason's alike and gives you an insight into the history of The Grand Lodge of Scotland as well as...More

3  Thank bermudacop
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
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of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Kieran M
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
Tours are free but only take place at certain times each day. If you go onto the Grand Lodge of Scotland website you should be able to get details
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