Welcome to the Museum webpage.

Brethren tirelessly research and produce a variety of material, either for lectures locally, presentations off island or informative displays at the temple here in Guernsey.

There are a significant number of artefacts which are displayed for a particular theme, which are frequently revised to produce a never ending display of interesting information.

The list on the right is a very small sample of some of the posters which have been on display.

If you have any masonic papers or merchandise and would like to donate it, please   do not hesitate to contact us.

In  2006,  Brother  Michael  Beacham  was  elected  Lodge  Fidelis’  representative  on  the  Guernsey  &  Alderney  Provincial  Museum  and  Library  Committee.  He commenced,  with  W.Bro.  John  Prout,  a  major  research  project  concerning  historic  Lodge  membership,  and  two  groups  of  foreign  Masonic  visitors  arriving  in Guernsey in the early years of the 19th Century proved of particular interest.
 
The  first,  the  Fourth  Garrison  Battalion  of  Irish  troops,  created  three  Masonic  Lodges  –  two  under  the  English  Constitution  and  one  under  the  Grand  Lodge  of Ireland.  They  also  worked  Royal  Arch  and  a  number  of  side  degrees  including  Knights  Templar.  The  membership  of  these  lodges  were  predominantly  Non Commissioned Officers.
 
The  second  were  members  of  the  Duke  of  Brunswick’s  Free  Corps.  This  was  made  up  of  officers  and  men  dispossessed  by  Napoleon’s  advances  in  Europe. Following  the  defeat  of  Austria  they  were  forced  out  of  Germany  and  following  negotiation  with  King  George  3rd,  they  were  sent  to  Guernsey.  Although  they stayed  little  longer  than  a  year,  Lt.  General  Sir  John  Doyle,  Lt.  Governor,  Commander  in  Chief  and  Provincial  Grand  Master  encouraged  the  officers  to  join  two existing lodges. They went on to fight with Wellington in the Peninsula.
 
Bro.  Beacham  wrote  up  these  histories  in  a  paper  which  he  was  encouraged  to  submit  to  the  Quatuor  Coronati  Masonic  Research  Lodges’  international conference being held at Queens College, Cambridge in September 2016 to commemorate the Tercentenary of Grand Lodge.

Posters

Museum Displays