Museum, Library & Archive
This Museum gives an outline of the history of the Masonic Fraternity in Ireland, along with information on some famous personalities in Irish masonic history and displays an exceptionally wide variety of artefacts such as items of regalia and historic documents.
The Grand Lodge Library and Archive is extensive and anyone is welcome to contact the Grand Lodge Archivist for assistance on any matter.
Museum Opening Hours
The Grand Lodge Museum is open to the public Monday to Friday and is typically open on Saturdays also when the building is in use. There is no charge for access.
Public tours of Freemasons’ Hall are available at 2.30pm Monday to Friday during the months of June, July and August. There is a charge of €5 per person.
Outside of those times, private tours of Freemasons’ Hall, for parties of a minimum of 12 persons, can be requested.
Library & Archive Facilities
Grand Lodge’s research facilities include the Grand Lodge Archive and the Grand Lodge Library. Researchers frequently use these facilities for genealogical purposes when looking up distant relatives to discover the details of their membership, or for researching the Masonic Fraternity in general.
If you believe that your ancestor or person of interest to you was a Freemason; membership listings from 1733-1923 can be found on ancestry.co.uk or we can conduct a search for you. You may have come across a piece of regalia, a photograph or a document that you are curious about.
Let us know what you know, such as a name, approximate year of birth and death and town or county of residence or send a photo of the item of interest. Research, when information in not immediately accessible, may incur a cost, which we can advise about on submission.
You are also welcome to make an appointment to visit the library and archive of the Grand Lodge of Ireland at Freemasons’ Hall, Dublin and consult the records yourself.
Get in contact HERE to arrange tours or for additional information on our Library, museum and archives.