Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2LU
Fifteen Orders meet in the building and several of the members will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have. In 2017 Freemasonry celebrated its tricentenary and held a special meeting at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Minerva Masonic Hall is located at the junction of Prince Street and Dagger Lane. The building externally may have a relatively modern appearance but internally the building is architecturally late 17th, early 18th century with a few modern twists. Many have described the building as a hidden gem in the city.
The brethren of Hull’s oldest continuously surviving Masonic Lodge of Freemasons, which is the Minerva Lodge which was founded in 1782, had previously met at the Masons Arms in Chapel Lane. In 1802 the brethren leased a plot from the trustees (Swedenborgians) of the Old Chapel in Dagger Lane which still forms a part of the Masonic Hall today. Here they built their own Masonic Hall which is probably one of the first purpose built Masonic buildings in England. In January 1874 the freehold of the Lodge along with the old Chapel was purchased from the trustees.
The old Chapel dates from 1698. This was also the site of Hull’s first none conformist church. The Masonic Hall is a Grade 2, two star listed building of special architectural and historic interest.During the Heritage Open Days the public will have a chance to see this unique building
No booking required
Please note that there will also be a number of talks taking place over the weekend. For information about these, please see Talks section in the Brochure
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