Victorian Grand Lodge Library and Museum
The Library and Museum of Freemasons Victoria is currently closed until further notice.
Just prior to COVID-19, the facilities were under review and were to be relocated to one of several proposed locations. COVID-19 and several other factors have put that on hold.
Very limited access to some limited materials may be possible by contact Freemasons Victoria (United Grand Lodge of Victoria).
( Please visit the Freemasons Victoria reception counter on arrival.)
Freemasons Victoria maintains an extensive Masonic library and museum of historical artifacts.
The Museum contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia. Items belonging to famous Freemasons are on display together with examples from the Museum's extensive collection of prints and engravings, photographs and ephemera. The Museum of Freemasonry staff are always pleased to help visitors with inquiries regarding identification or to respond to telephone or written inquiries.
The Library contains many modern and rare and out of print works concerning Freemasonry and related topics. It maintains complete collections of leading regular publications including the transactions of Quatuor Coronati, the world’s premier Lodge of research, as well as those of The Victorian Lodge of Research and other Masonic journals. Services include the loan of books, inquiries on Masonic history, symbolism and society.
The library and museum are open to members of the general public for the purposes of research at the discretion of library staff.
TBA in a post COVID-19 shutdown world.
Opening hours subject to availability of volunteers
UGLV Web Site - click here for information on History and Heritage
Some of the items held by the museum were shown in Freemasonry Victoria's TV show... below are a taste of some of the segments