Belgian Museum of Freemasonry

(FR) Musée Belge de la Franc-Maçonnerie | (NL) Belgisch Museum van de Vrijmetselarij
Learn the history and traditions of the ancient fraternity

The Belgian Museum of Freemasonry is a museum dedicated to the history and practices of Freemasonry. Freemasonry is a fraternity that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons in the Middle Ages. It is a society that promotes moral values and self-improvement through the study and practice of ritual and symbolism drawn from stonemasonry.

The museum, which was founded in 1934, is housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau building in the heart of Brussels. It contains a wide variety of artifacts and documents related to the history of Freemasonry, including old manuscripts, ritual objects, and architectural models.

One of the highlights of the museum is its collection of rare Masonic manuscripts and books, including a copy of the first edition of the “Book of Constitutions,” written by James Anderson in 1723. The museum also has a collection of Masonic jewels, including a beautiful golden sword that belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Belgian Museum of Freemasonry also hosts temporary exhibitions on various aspects of Freemasonry and its history. Visitors can learn about the evolution of Freemasonry from its medieval roots to its present-day form, as well as the role it has played in shaping modern society.

Overall, the Belgian Museum of Freemasonry is a fascinating and educational destination for anyone interested in the history and traditions of this ancient fraternity.

Getting There

The Belgian Museum of Freemasonry is located at the very center of the Brussels city and are surrounded by many other popular tourist attractions.


Rue de Laeken 73, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Individual visitors should preferably register by booking a time slot on the website.

Monday – Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
1st Sunday of the month: 1pm to 5pm
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month: 10 am to 8 pm


Sundays and public holidays


Your admission is free if you have Brussels Card.

Adults: 8 €
Seniors 65+ (with ID): 5 €
Students (Full-time with ID): 5 €
Young adults (12-18): 4 €
Children (11 and under): Free
Visitors with disabilities: 5 €
Brussels Card holder: Free
museumPASSmusées holder: Free