Talk and Tour | Freemasons' Hall
Tuesday 12 April 2011 - 18:00 until 19:45
The Grand Lodge, founded 1717, has met on this site since 1775, and the current Grade II-listed Art Deco building was constructed 1927–32 as a memorial to Freemasons who died in the First World War. On arrival, guests can enjoy a drink while viewing exhibits on show from the Museum’s collections – porcelain, silver, glassware, regalia, prints, engravings and photographs – and a special temporary exhibition called Building Solomon’s Temple. Museum Director Diane Clements will then give a talk using examples of works commissioned by the Grand Lodge to illustrate its role as a patron of the arts during its long history. The visit ends with a tour that includes the Grand Temple and the Processional Corridor.