Norfolk Freemasons celebrate 300 years with special exhibition in Norwich

The Bridewell Museum, Bridewell Alley. Picture: Denise Bradley

The Bridewell Museum, Bridewell Alley. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2011

Norfolk Freemasons will be celebrating their Tercentenary with a special temporary exhibition at the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell starting this month.

Running from May 9 until July 22 and created by Norfolk Freemasons, the exhibition marks the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) 300 years ago. It will allow the public to uncover the mysteries and symbolism, while discovering how the society has developed from 1717 to become a worldwide, charitable organisation with six million members.

It consists of an assortment of artefacts and a video briefly covering our Masonic history and development through 300 years. There is also a Masonic Trail around Norwich which visits sixteen historical sites which explores where Norfolk Freemasons have met, or currently meet, starting at the Bridewell Museum and finishing at 47 St Giles Street.

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