The Grand Lodge & Freemasons Hall on Molesworth Street was established in 1725. The Hall, built in 1869, is beautifully decorated in Victorian style with arched blue ceilings trimmed with white and gold, with a large pipe organ. Tours bring you around the Grand Lodge where you will see the Templar Chapel & other ceremonial rooms of different architectural styles, including an Egyptian room and a mock Gothic Room.
The Lodge also contains administrative offices, a library and a museum. The Museum is packed with fascinating artifacts, including clothing & tools of the Knights Templar, tapestries, jewellery and other objects that are rich in the curious symbolism of the Freemasons.
The Museum is open to the public year-round, free of charge, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (last entry) and often on Saturdays if the building is in use.
Public guided tours of the Grand Lodge and Freemasons’ Hall are available at 2.30pm Monday to Friday
during the months of June, July and August. No booking required. There is a contribution of €5 per person.
Outside of those times it is possible to arrange private tours by phone for groups of at least 12.
Tours may be cancelled when Lodge events are running, sometimes on short notice. Phone first to avoid disappointment.