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Just had a fantastic tour of the Museum and the factory, John gave a really illustrative talk at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Doreen O
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I went with a Church group as they were renovating the Church bells. I thought that it would be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elaine W
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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The Bell Foundry, Freehold Street, Loughborough LE11 1AR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic tour of the Museum and the factory, John gave a really illustrative talk at the beginning and then we went into the factory.The smell of oil and dust and all the good things of a working industry was great. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a Church group as they were renovating the Church bells. I thought that it would be boring but it was extremely interesting. The guide explained the company’s long history and the ancient art and science of bell founding. It is the only...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very knowledgable staff, interesting exhibition well kept. Little jewel of English industrial history

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Fifteen members of the Deepings U3A met at the Museum for a guided tour of the factory. It was a fascinating and enjoyable visit ably guided by John Mulvey. The museum consisted of a collection of memorabilia well documented showing the history of the foundry....More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Have enquiried several times booking the tour and was lucky enough to get onto one with three bells being cast! The Museum part is interesting especially one gets to pick up a mallet & ring the bells (children will like this!) The talk by the...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

14 of us (from Orpington U3A Industrial Archaeology group) booked a tour of the foundry - which, since the Whitechapel bellfoundry closed, is the only operating bellfoundry in England. Also, unlike Whitechapel, you see the working foundry - it's not just a museum of artifacts....More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went in quite a large group - which led to problems hearing the guide at times. But sa a very good DVD of the whole process, together with historical items, the foundry and the tuning area. Well worth a visit.

Thank LichTraveller
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Fascinating tour showing how bells are cast and made including vital ingredients like manure. Including seeing a peel of bells at the end. Close to the Great Central Railway in Loughborough

Thank BootsMidlands
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A fascinating look at engineering as it used to be before computers: making church bells and fittings in a works over a century old. There is fascinating museum too [if you like bells], including such things as a bell of a wreck buoy and the...More

Thank DerbyGrandad
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was a special trip for my Bell-mad son's 11th Birthday treat. The tour was really informative, and great to see the Foundry working, the cast pour was most impressive. It was lucky to see the Southwark Cathedral Bells awaiting repair, especially as we rung...More

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