CANCELLED:Visit to Freemasons' Hall London - CANCELLED:CANCELLED

Please note that as of 13 March this visit is CANCELLED due to Coronavirus issues.  We will try to re-schedule it at a later date so please keep a lookout on this website.

This visit has been organised by MC Black.  A separate version of this information is available LINK HERE.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations in the world. Its roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built cathedrals and castles. For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.

Pass through the doors of 60 Great Queen Street and you’re walking into history. Freemasons have met on this site since the late 18th century and the current Freemasons’ Hall is one of the few Art Deco buildings in London still used for its original purpose. Join REMS on a guided tour to discover the story of Freemasonry and Freemasons’ Hall.

Our tour will begin at 11:00 with an introductory film in the Kent Room, an active lodge room still used for meetings; then the tour will navigate the Three Centuries of English Freemasonry exhibition based in the North Gallery. Here everything has a meaning and your guide will reveal the significance of the symbols you encounter. With each display, you will travel through time learning how Freemasonry has evolved and inspired.

At the end of the museum tour, we will walk to a local restaurant for lunch with our hosts before returning to Freemasons' Hall for a guided tour of the building starting in the Museum Galleries. We will walk along grand corridors, through the richly decorated ceremonial areas and, finally, beyond the huge bronze doors (each weighing more than a tonne) into the Grand Temple itself. There may also be the opportunity to see artefacts of a scientific nature.

See www.museumfreemasonry.org.uk and www.ugle.org.uk

Meet in the Drawing Room of Freemasons' Hall, 60, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ.

Travel: Tube: The closest Underground stations are Covent Garden and Holborn.

Bus: Routes 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521 all stop on Kingsway, which is a five minute walk from Freemasons’ Hall.

Timetable:

10:30 – 11:00    Meet in Drawing Room on First Floor (opposite the stairs) of Freemasons' Hall. Tea/Coffee Machine and Toilets.

11:00 – 12:00    Tour of Three Centuries of English Freemasonry.

12:00 – 14:00    Lunch at Local Restaurant at a cost of under £20·00.

14:00 – 15:00    Tour of Ceremonial areas of Freemasons' Hall.

15:00 – 16:00    View Museum independently.

Maximum size of Party = 25

Cost;                £5·00 donation to the Library & Museum of Freemasonry Charitable Trust (Reg. No. 1058497) plus the cost of your lunch, to be paid on the day.

Contact:            MC Black – 01920 467 930 or rems@hardknott.org

Late arrivals: Contact MC Black on 07880 980 921* and he will try to find you.

* This telephone is usually switched off so please don’t try to use it before the day of the visit.

SORRY BUT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
Organised By
IOP London & South East Branch Retired Members' Section (REMS)
Date/Time
22 Apr 2020 11:00 to 16:00
Location
Freemasons' Hall
London
UK
WC2B 5AZ
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