October: Tour Freemasons’ Hall

Saturday 29th October 2016

Many of our members had not been able to experience the wonderful building that is the home of Freemasonry in England. Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic Lodges in London. Grand Lodge has been in Great Queen Street since 1775, the present Hall being the third building on the site.

Built between 1927–1932 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, it is one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England and is now Grade II listed internally and externally. In addition to the Grand Temple (seating 1,700), there are 21 Lodge Rooms, a Library and Museum, Board and Committee Rooms and administrative offices.

We arranged a private tour of the building to show our member’s some of the wonders it holds. Open to all club members, Freemasons, and non-Freemasons, this was a fantastic opportunity to see inside the building and to bring friends and family to help explain and share our interests.

We met in the Drawing Room at Freemasons Hall at 10.15am, then headed for lunch at 12.30pm just across the road.

Freemasons’ Hall

60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ

Nearest Tube station , Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines) and Leicester Square (Picadilly Line)