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Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh

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Fantastic short notice visit

I popped along to Freemasons Hall , really on the off chance I could join a tour. Imagine my... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Richard V
London, United Kingdom
A good experience

We only stayed 15 minutes at the Freemasons but we were interest in the old history and old... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Freemasons Hall 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 225 5577
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I popped along to Freemasons Hall , really on the off chance I could join a tour. Imagine my surprise when the lovely lady at reception arranged for me to have a one person tour just for me ! The whole tour was absolutely fascinating...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We only stayed 15 minutes at the Freemasons but we were interest in the old history and old fasinsting stories .

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank joycep883
Reviewed 1 July 2018

If you are a are mason or not it is very interesting place to visit. Lots of things to learn and see

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Masonic history throughout and artifacts on display all have stories worth knowing. Be sure your guide tells you about both chairs under the portrait of George Washington. Most impressive to me were 1) the freedom given to Lodges in Scotland and 2) the document on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank robert_williamson8
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank komsAustralia
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

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Susan T
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

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank fraser6850
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
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
29 December 2017|
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Response from Susan T | 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