Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour

Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour

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Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour

Step into our world of bells with a tour of the last major bellfoundry in Britain led by one of our expert guides!

Your visit will begin with a short talk introducing the Taylor's story and explaining the bellmaking process, before you step out onto the casting hall viewing platform. You will then head over the road to experience the Full Foundry Works. Explore the Victorian covered yard, where bells arrive for repair and depart for their new homes. You will also take in the joinery shop and learn how Taylor's craftsmen produce bell wheels, carillon claviers and other vital pieces of the bell installation. The tour concludes with a visit to the magical tuning shop, where the iconic sound of a Taylor's bell is perfected.

Key information
Please note that The Bellfoundry Museum is currently closed for major repairs, so tours will take in the manufacturing areas but not the museum spaces.

· Foundry tours last approximately two hours and are led by one of our expert guides who will be happy to answer your questions.
· Children aged nine and older are welcome on our tours.
· Taylor's is a working foundry, so what you see on the day will vary according to current jobs. We cannot guarantee that a casting will take place on the day of your visit, but there is always plenty to see and enjoy!
· Visitors must wear flat, closed shoes to take part in the tour. We also recommend wrapping up warmly in winter and avoiding loose clothing.
· We regret that there is currently no completely step-free route on the tour and toilet facilities are limited during our renovation works. Contact us direct if you have any queries or concerns about Accessibility.
· After booking you will receive a PDF attachment with further practical information about visiting us. We strongly recommend all visitors read this information carefully!

Tickets
Ticket prices for the Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour are as follows:
Adult (16+): £12.50
Concession (Student, 65+): £10.50
Child (9-16 years): £8.50

Booking
Visit www.loughboroughbellfoundry.org to purchase your tickets today. Should you have any queries about the booking process, please contact us on 01509 638 500 or info@loughboroughbellfoundry.org.

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Key Information

Bellfoundry Museum, The Bell Foundry Freehold Street, Loughborough, LE11 1AR

Tel: 01509 212241

Opening Times

Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (16 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday13:00 - 15:00
Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (23 Feb 2023)
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Thursday13:00 - 15:00
Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (9 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday13:00 - 15:00
Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (16 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday13:00 - 15:00
Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (23 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday13:00 - 15:00
Taylor's Bellfoundry Tour (30 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday13:00 - 15:00

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