Volunteer Guides
Volunteer Guides

The history of Scottish Freemasonry is unique and is reflected in Scottish Masonic practice to this day. As a consequence of this and the number of books published recently about Freemasonry there has been an increasing number of visitors arriving at Freemasons' Hall.

In order to cater for the increasing number of visitors guided tours are now available each week day at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm. Please call in advance to confirm especially before making a long journey. Visitors are welcome at Freemasons' Hall at other times but it will not be possible to provide tours other than at these times.

In addition please also note that Freemasons' Hall will not be open to visitors from 18th July to 3rd September 2008 as the building will be in use during that period as a theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival.

Please note that tours of the will will not be available from Monday, 14th May to 4th June 2009 due to the second International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF) which will be held in Freemasons' Hall.

Freemasons' Hall is open to the public.

It is advisable to telephone (0131 225 5577) in advance especially before undertaking a long journey.

Access may not be available on certain days (e.g. Public Holidays and Meetings of Grand Lodge etc.)

Three of our Volunteer Guides

Brother James Bathgate
Brother James Bathgate (Thursdays from June)
Brother David Britton
Brother David Britton (Wednesdays)
Brother Robert 'Bobby' Clark
Brother Robert 'Bobby' Clark (Mondays)