A BBC film crew and a presenter from the “Antiques Road Trip” were filming in the Kent Museum of Freemasonry, in Canterbury on the weekend of 6/7th May.
During each programme a local place of interest is featured and on this occasion the Kent Museum of Freemasonry was chosen. Programme presenter and antiques expert Kate Bliss spent several hours in the museum with the film crew. Kate viewed the exhibits and chatted to Roger O’Brien, a prominent local Freemason and a trustee of the museum.
Afterwards Kate said, “A very warm welcoming museum, giving a fantastic insight into Freemasonry with a superb collection of artefacts”.
The programme, including the museum visit and the interview with Roger O’Brien, will be transmitted by the BBC later this year.
The Museum is situated in St Peter’s Place, Canterbury, and is normally open each day from 10am to 4pm.
The building was opened in 1932 following a fund-raising appeal launched by the then Provincial Grand Master of Kent: Colonel Fiennes Stanley Wykeham, afterwards Baron Cornwallis. (A painting of Lord Cornwallis is shown behind Roger.)
Over the years it received several facelifts, the most recent being in 2012 when the museum was closed for redevelopment. After some major changes it was reopened in 2014 offering a much improved visitor experience.
For more information about the Kent Museum of Freemasonry, please visit: www.kentmuseumoffreemasonry.org.uk