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Taylor's Loughborough Bell Foundry
The museum at John Taylor & Co, tells the story of the Bellfoundry going right back to its links with bellfounding in the 13th Century. An extensive range of exhibits and memorabilia tells the story of one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world.
The Museum is open during the months of April to October inclusive on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdayfrom 10.00 am till 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm. (last admission ¾ hour before closing)
Admission to Museum only
Adults: £4.00 Children (6 to 16) £2.00
For visits to the Museum please telephone before travelling to confirm opening times
as the Museum is closed when tours are taking place
Full tours of the Museum and Works are for Groups of 10 or more people and by prior arrangement only.
It may be possible to join an existing tour if there are spaces available.
Please telephone the Main Works on 01509 212241 and speak to Mary for details.
Located over two floors there are lots of displays to look at including a room full of bells from different ages and different founders. This display has a wooden mallet so you can sound the bells and see for yourself which sounds best. The best way to learn about the foundry past and present is to book onto one of our guided tours. If you are lucky you may even get to see a bell being cast!
The museum also has a shop selling souvenirs and unusual bell related gifts which are ideal as presents for the bell enthusiast in your family.
Taylor's Foundry Ringing Chamber with its ring of twelve bells - tenor 6 cwts.
For groups of bellringers we also offer the opportunity to ring on our ring of twelve bells (Tenor 6 cwts) with its spacious ringing chamber in the Foundry's crook room.
The Bellfoundry Campanile
Part of the Crook Room interior