Somerset Freemasons open doors to public for first time

People across Somerset are being given access to an organisation that is usually known for its secrecy.

For the first time, the Somerset Freemasons are holding open days in a bid to "confound the misconception."

Visitors will be given the chance to tour Masonic halls in Weston-super-Mare, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil.

Freemasonry, a fraternal organisation that dates back to the late 16th and early 17th Century, has more than 6 million members across the world.

The open days will take place in Somerset from 11 June to 30 July.

The United Grand Lodge of England in London is the main governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales.

It is the oldest Grand Lodge in the world.

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