Posted: 13th June 2017

Saturday 24 June 2017

Free admission; no booking required

Open 10am to 5pm; last entry 4.30pm.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry is organising an Open Day at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, on Saturday 24 June to mark the 300th birthday of the first masonic grand lodge in the world, which met in London on 24 June 1717.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view the Grand Temple and exhibitions about the history of freemasonry. There will be opportunities to learn more about Metropolitan Grand Lodge and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. There will be free, informal  musical performances throughout the day beginning with the Occasional Strings quartet in the morning, music on the Grand Temple Organ around lunchtime and the Art Deco Orchestra playing in the afternoon.

As part of the 300th anniversary Jacques Viljoen has been appointed Artist in Residence and has created an exhibition of new artworks to celebrate Freemasonry and its continued role and relevance in society today. The exhibition of his work opens on 24 June.