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Exhibition, Sun 1 Sep 2013 - Wed 30 Apr 2014

Arts Council Accredited Museum

Kent Museum of Freemasonry

Kent Museum of Freemasonry

Stained glass window

Stained glass window

Displays at Kent Museum of Freemasonry

Displays at Kent Museum of Freemasonry


Kent Museum of Freemasonry

01227 785625


St. Peters Place,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 Sep - Wed 30 Apr Royal Arch Bicentenary Display


During its refurbishment in 2012, the Kent Museum of Freemasonry was provided with a temporary display area that could be changed from time-to-time so that it could reflect different themes.

To mark the bicentennial celebrations in the autumn of 2013, the temporary display area was decorated with a number of interesting artefacts from the Royal Arch.

Included in the display is a panel that briefly explains what led to the establishment of the Royal Arch, with images of the Articles of Union and the principal signatories of that document; the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Sussex.

In 1814 the Duke of Sussex, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, commissioned the production of some tracing boards for use in the Craft and Royal Arch. They were created by John Harris, and images of the pair he produced for the Royal Arch are included in the display and shown below.

The display includes many more fascinating items, some dating back to the early days of the Royal Arch, and will be of interest whether or not you are a member of the Royal Arch.

The exhibition will remain on display for a few months when it will be removed and replaced by one with a different theme. If you haven’t seen it already, please take the opportunity before it is too late.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

On site catering by prior arrangement.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Sep 2013 - Wed 30 Apr 2014



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Map reference: TR 145579  Lat: 51.27984 Long: 1.07428

Adjacent to 'Canterbury City Centre, St Peters Place (Sw Bound)' bus stop.

There is ample public car parking nearby and Park and Ride is also available around the city.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

On site catering by prior arrangement.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
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