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Trip to the Masonic Lodge in Beamish

  Recollections of an Away Weekend Sept 2011 : by Kev Thompson

Lodge Room from balcony

As luck would have it I found myself visiting the outdoor 'living' museum in Beamish today - just outside Newcastle. In part of 'the town' is a Masonic Lodge, set up as it would be during a meeting.The whole story of how it came to be here is fascinating and may be read here The grand opening by HRH the Duke of Kent is detailed here
The idea behind the scheme was to make Freemasonry more available to the public at large, to allow them, to see a Lodge Room and to be able to ask questions regarding what it is all about. The Lodge room is magnificent and well worth a visit if you are in the area. Of course Beamish itself is a fabulous resource for the people of the North of England and I would highly recommend a day trip there to anyone. It portrays living history, as it was!

KT in the East - Each office has its jewel displayed on the chair.

The three Tracing Boards - permanently displayed on the wall

The floor of the entrance to the building