If you have ever wondered about Freemasonry, what it’s all about and what goes on, as well as what it looks like inside a Masonic Lodge, then now is your time to find out.
Freemasons have been operating in West Lancashire since as long ago as the 1640’s when the earliest account of admittance into Freemasonry is recorded into a lodge in Warrington. It is an intriguing thought that whilst Roundheads and Cavaliers were engaged in the bitter English Civil War, Freemasons were meeting in peace and harmony in this very Province.
In 1857 Freemasons in Liverpool purchased a house on Hope Street known as the House in the Garden and began converting the property for the purpose of Freemasonry.
Eventually, in 1872 plans were submitted to demolish the house and replace it with a Masonic Hall. The Cornerstone was laid with full Masonic honours and the building was finished in 1874 by which time Freemasonry had become so popular that an immediate decision was made to extend the building.
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Stop At: Liverpool Masonic Hall Building, 22 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BY England
It is incredible to think that medieval Freemasons could have been in Liverpool and worked on the construction of Liverpool Castle as early as 1238.
Freemasonry has maintained strong links with stone masons. Members who, more recently, worked on Liverpool Cathedral would more than likely have attended Lodge meetings at Hope Street Masonic Hall.
If you have taken part in our St James Cemetery tour, you will have seen the number of graves belonging to Freemasons who lived in Liverpool at that time and perhaps attended lodge meetings at this Masonic Hall.
This tour adds to the social history of Liverpool and complements our Georgian Liverpool Tour. It also provides the opportunity to see the inside of a number of Masonic Lodge Rooms that are still in actual use, including the Roman Room and Egyptian Room - as well as seeing the working tools of Freemasonry. You will also be able to find out more about Freemasonry, what it stands for and have your questions answered by your guide.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Services of a Professional Guide
- Entry/Admission - Liverpool Masonic Hall Building
- Coffee and/or Tea
Everyman Theatre, 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH, UK
Liverpool Masonic Hall, 22 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BY, UK
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