Is it a secret society?

I've heard that Masons, in the past, have been regarded as some sort of secret society, is that the situation now?

Until recently our policy was to be rather discreet about ourselves, our community work and even our membership. However, times have changed….and so have we! Today, Masons will often talk freely about their work and their membership. Lodge rooms are often opened to our visitors, and enquiries about Masons and their valuable community work, are always welcomed.