Bath Freemasons Hall has to be one of the most beautiful in the country. Once Bath’s theatre Sarah Siddons played there and the ambience of Jane Austen’s novels hangs in the atmosphere. The paintings in the lodge room are magnificent and even the pedestals carry wonderful paintings. For a visiting Freemason a ceremony there is a sublime experience and strongly recommended.
The Masonic Museum in the cellars is well worth allowing time for, even for non-masons, with regalia, jewels and other artefacts telling the story of Freemasonry going back into the mists of time.
Daniel Woolf, a Gloucestershire Freemason in Royal Lebanon Lodge in Gloucester (another hall which is a must visit for masons and non-masons alike) went over the border into the Province of Somerset for the Installation ceremony of Royal Cumberland Lodge. Theirs is the oldest lodge in Bath which proudly retains elements of their ceremonies from before the drive to standardise across the United Grand Lodge of England. We thank Daniel for taking the time to share these wonderful images.
The hall is open to members of the public: please click on the link below for opening times.