Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see what really is inside a Freemason's case and admire the superb examples of silverware, glassware and ceramics on show. They will also be able to view an array of colourful aprons and banners, and even be able to see a replica Masonic temple. In addition, the Royal Opera House, London, has loaned its majestic "Sunburst" robe, worn by the High Priest Sarastro in its production of Mozart's "Masonic" opera, The Magic Flute.
The display has been created by two members of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, Stuart Ross and Peter Smith, and is open until November 16, 2014.
Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge, Jack Pigott, said: "The purpose of this exhibition is to give people a greater insight and a better understanding of Masons and Freemasonry. This is only the second time in the United Kingdom that a semi-permanent Masonic display has been held in a non-Masonic building, the first being in the Heritage Lounge at Harrogate's Royal Hall.
"Visitors will be able to ask questions, learn about our charitable work and see for themselves what a Masonic Lodge looks like. I am very proud that once again it is Freemasons from the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding who are helping to change the public perception of our ancient institution."
"A Masonic Experience", at the Museum, Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP is available to view between 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday and 11am -4pm at weekends. Admission is free.
of the Freemasons – although he was 2 years below the minimum age. In June 1837, he was appointed as Secretary to the Three Graces Lodge until 11th December 1837. John Brown was Master of the Lodge.