The Freemasons New Zealand Museum is currently in storage but there is an excellent museum based at Auckland Freemasons Centre, 181 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton.
The museum ensures safe care for those items which might otherwise have been lost or thrown away. Each Lodge should consider whether their historic records are secure – don’t leave them to get lost, thrown out, or destroyed through neglect.
Volunteers are welcome to assist in preparing the museum collection for display. Donations of historic material or any masonic material which is likely to be of interest to future generations are also welcome.
The Archive Room based both in Auckland and Wellington provides secure, air conditioned storage. It contains records from Grand Lodge, including records of historic events, correspondence minutes, etc. In addition a number of Lodges have deposited old records, including original minute books and registers for safe keeping.
Most archives can be accessed by researchers, but some require permission from the Grand Secretary. Paper membership records from before computer systems were used are managed through the Freemasons Library.
To access the archives, to deposit donations or to volunteer to assist with the museum or archives please contact the Museum.