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Address: Barrack Square, Swan River Foreshore | Corner Riverside Drive & Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Formerly Swan Bells)
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+61 8 6210 0444
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Twelve of the 18 bells in this tower came from London's...

Twelve of the 18 bells in this tower came from London's St.-Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square as a Bicentenary gift to the people of Western Australia in 1988. Originally cast in the 13th century and recast in the 16th and 18th centuries, they were rung at the homecoming of James Cook after his voyage of discovery in 1771, after the Battle of El Alamein in 1942 and at the coronation of every British monach since George II in 1727.

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very good place to see

easy to get to from city center and red cat bus stops at the bell tower and must see and the shop and info desk our good

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
camy49
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

easy to get to from city center and red cat bus stops at the bell tower and must see and the shop and info desk our good

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's worth seeing but it's not the sort of place you're likely to visit on multiple occasions. I wish they'd made it larger to better views and to make it a more important tourist attraction.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

But the 'tour' - 'I can give you a 20% discount' should have been a clue - was a complete rip-off at $14 for effectively a <15 minute chat with Howard. To be fair, Howard was informative ( albeit he surprised me by not being at all interested in bell-ringing ! ) and I suppose it's quite cool to have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bell tower was great. Easy to access with a pram. Staff and tour guides were wonderful when it come to my little 3 year old who wanted to run and play :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best thing I've ever done in Perth, it lived up to its high expectation! The walk to the tower was nothing but beautiful and adds to the whole experience. Got to the bell tower and wasn't disappointed, this majestic piece of architecture on the banks of the Swan river lit my eyes up and the walk inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I just got married 3 days ago on Feb 12nd 2017 at the top floor of Bell Tower (observation deck) The venue was amazing and overlooking the river. We cant thank you enough to Jessica (events coordinator) for all that she did towards our wedding ceremony! She truly did the most magnificent job! She was so easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting bells, good information provided and lovely views of the city. You can spend under 1 hour without waiting for the show or you can attend the show and spend more than 1 hour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we reached the bell tower, it is already closed and so we never went in. However we did took some photos from the outside. There isn't much people taking photos with it and there is a quayside pub and restaurants surrounding the bell tower. Since we never went up I couldn't commend much but the bell tower great for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 million would have been better of spent putting in a cable car from kings park to the foreshore .this a ugly monstrosity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe it is far to expensive for what you get. If on a budget, give it a miss. The surrounding use to be magnificent, now it looks like a bus station. They covered the water ponds that use to take you to the Bell Tower. What a pitty.

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