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Explore London's Art Deco Gem at Freemasons' Hall during Open House Festival 2023.

London, August 30, 2023 - As the anticipation for the Open House Festival 2023 builds, a captivating experience awaits visitors at the iconic Freemasons' Hall in London.

From September 9th to 10th, this historical venue will unlock its doors to the public, offering a weekend brimming with enthralling exhibitions, Special Interest Lodges, exclusive tours, and more.

With a rich history and conceived as a peace memorial to commemorate the Freemasons who valiantly served in World War One (WW1), Freemasons' Hall stands as a splendid example of art deco architecture.

A must-not-miss opportunity for visitors lies in the chance to explore the hidden corners of the hall, typically concealed from public view.

On Sunday, a limited number of exclusive behind-the-scenes tours to the second and third floors will run at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. These tours, accommodating just 20 fortunate participants each, operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

A major highlight of these tours is the awe-inspiring Lodge Room No. 10, affectionately known as the Egyptian Room, which serves as a meeting space for some of London's most prominent Lodges.

Why not step into the magnificent Grand Temple? Throughout the weekend, Freemasons' Hall offers the opportunity to witness the splendor of the Grand Temple and enjoy a captivating short film on Freemasonry.

Moreover, visitors will gain insights into the practices of contemporary Freemasonry and witness the historical building still fulfilling its original purpose to this day.

Throughout the event, visitors can interact with Freemasons adorned in masonic regalia, adding a personal touch to their experience.

The public will also have the unique privilege of meeting Freemasons from Special Interest Lodges, spanning themes from Science Fiction and Fantasy to historical masonic plays in authentic attire, as well as Whisky Lodge, Military Lodge, and Formula One Lodge.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the rich diversity and enduring traditions that Freemasonry embraces.

The Women Freemasons will also be present throughout the entire weekend, providing an opportunity for the public to engage with members of Freemasonry for Women. They will be available in the stunning vestibules, ready to discuss female Freemasonry and its significance.

For families, an enchanting children's trail beckons, guiding them through the building's magnificent architecture and showcasing the captivating scenes depicted within the exquisite stained-glass windows.

Children can also unleash their creativity by crafting their own Bright Bricks figures, featuring dragons, thrones, and unicorns, all inspired by the hall's intricate architecture.

The visit extends to the Museum of Freemasonry, unveiling its rich heritage.

The museum, open during the festival, boasts one of the world's most extensive collections of Freemasonry-related artifacts. Attendees will encounter historical treasures, including Winston Churchill's apron and the Grand Throne commissioned for the future King George IV, who served as Grand Master from 1790 to 1813.

Hungry explorers can indulge in a 10% discount at the Bar & Café within Freemasons' Hall. In addition to the £4.80 cake and hot drink deal, the Gin Punch 1723 cocktail or Pear and Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktail will be available for only £9.50.

Visitors can also explore the Shop at Freemasons' Hall, where a diverse range of gifts and memorabilia await, inspired by the Museum, Art Deco, and Freemasonry.

Event Details:Dates: September 9-10, 2023 Hours: 10:00am to 5:30pm (last entry at 5:00pm) Location: Freemasons’ Hall Address: 60 Great Queen St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AZ Website:


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