Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum

The museum is located in a heritage building in the heart of the Adelaide central business district. All items in the collection relate to freemasonry in South Australia and the Northern Territory, covering the period from 1834 to the present day. Some items originate from interstate or overseas. A guided tour operates every Thursday at 2:00 pm.

Address: 
254 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
Tel: 
0882231633
Hours: 
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Also by appointment.
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, reference library, guided tour
Collection: 
The collection contains thousands of items of memorabilia, including regalia, jewels, furniture, glassware, minute books, paintings, warrants, and documents.
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Items

Jewel

United Tradesmen Lodge Jewel

United Tradesmen Lodge Jewel
Date:
1881

Working Tools

Working Tools St Peters Collegiate Lodge No.53

Working Tools St Peters Collegiate Lodge No.53
Creator:
St Peters Collegiate Lodge No.53
Description:
Chrome steel working tools of 3 craft degrees, original tools in timber framed glass cabinet, a full set. Donated by W. Bro Eustace Alexander Genders IPM, WM 1931/32.

Travelling certificates

Travelling certificates

Travelling certificates
Creator:
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
Description:
Portrait shows two (2) travelling certificates, issued to Captain Chas Cunningham in March 1797 which were provided by Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons held under the sanction of Lodge No.670 in the town of Londonderry on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Date:
16 March 1797

Masonic Apron

Sir Samuel J. Way's masonic apron

Sir Samuel J. Way's masonic apron
Description:
The apron is made from white lambskin and dark blue corded material, heavily decorated with gold brocade and embroidery. The apron features many Masonic symbols including the sun, the square, the compasses, ears of corn and the triangle. It was worn by Sir Samuel Way who was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of SA from 1884-1889 and 1895-1916.
Date:
1884

Sir Alexander Hore - Ruthen was Governor of South Australia from 1928 to 1934. His bust was presented to the Grand Lode of South Australia by the Lodge of Truth on the 21/10/1931.

Medal

S J Way's Medal

S J Way's Medal
Description:
This gold jewel was presented to Sir Samuel James Way, Chief Justice by the Freemasons of South Australia as a token of esteem upon his retirement from the office of Grand Master in 1889. Featuring the compass, the triangle and the all seeing eye, the jewel is surrounded by diamonds. The inscription above the ribbon is "Fit Viavi" and the device on the ribbon is the early emblem of a 'shrike'. The jewel is hallmarked on the reverse and suitably inscribed.
Date:
1889