Celebrating 300 years
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From building staircases and painting intricate floral plasterwork through to restoring corridors to their former glory, Stan, Damien and Stuart are part of a devoted team of craftsmen at Freemasons’ Hall who ensure that the…

exploration party

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Hundreds of young people descended on Freemasons’ Hall when it hosted the launch party of a kids’ TV show set in an English boarding school. Anneke Hak reports It’s a balmy spring day and for…

Built to last

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
John Hamill looks back on the construction of Freemasons’ Hall from the perspective of those who worked there Despite the economic problems, the 1920s was a period of great expansion for Freemasonry. It appealed to…
Was St Paul's Cathedral built by a mason? With Christopher Wren’s membership of the Craft remaining disputed, Dr James Campbell explains why he chose this subject for his 2011 Prestonian Lecture Sir Christopher Wren is so…

discovering old london

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Did you know that before the flashing signs of Piccadilly Circus, a lavish restaurant called Café Monico stood there? A catalogue of historical objects reveals London in constant flux The sights of London attract millions…

The shared experience

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
A badly read piece of ritual is infinitely worse than a badly remembered piece, explains Director of Special Projects John Hamill When dealing with the media on behalf of Grand Lodge, one of the comments…
With football and the Olympic Games dominating the news this summer, the Library and Museum’s latest exhibition at Great Queen Street celebrates freemasons’ sporting achievements. Many freemasons have been active amateur or professional sportsmen, or…

How to make a costume drama

Thursday, 15 March 2012
As Parade's End becomes the latest high-profile production to shoot at Freemasons' Hall, Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt tells Luke Turton why he enjoys filming there   Benedict Cumberbatch is in earnest conversation with a colleague…
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