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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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Great experience to ring the bell

We had a short briefing by Mr Patrick, the guide. He is friendly and humòrous. He allowed us to try and ring the bell. It was a great experience. As it was not simple at all, as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a short briefing by Mr Patrick, the guide. He is friendly and humòrous. He allowed us to try and ring the bell. It was a great experience. As it was not simple at all, as the bell was pretty heavy. You really need some strengrh to pull the ropes. After ringing the different types of bells, we get... More 

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An architecturally designed tower containing bells and magnificent views of the Swan river shores and the city fantastic place to visit

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth going to as you even can listen to a talk about the bells and get to ring them harder than I imagined, the views from the top are lovely and the staff very helpful.

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Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a joy, to learn about the bells, see them working, it holds many historic bells, you get a chance to try and hear the difference. Easy to get to, accessible and parking nearby, situated at Elizabeth Quay

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Eudunda, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't do a tour, but viewed the tower under our own steam. there is the options of taking the stairs or the elevator to each level - so does cater for those struggling to walk or in a wheelchair. Interesting watching the bells move from above & able to view the bell ringers in the tour group from another... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this lit up with coloured lights after doing the Swan River Dinner cruise and decided to return the next day. It costs a few dollars to get in but the view from the 6th level is something else. You can stick around for the ringing of the bells if you wish and take some great photos from many... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read a management response which says there are a variety of pricing options other than $18. I could see no evidence of this lower cost option at the venue or online. As for the $18, it's pretty clear what you are buying do cannot understand why you would pay then complain. As with most venues, needs to provide some value... More 

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Okaihau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see in Perth, Do the Tour, it's very informative and not too long! plus you get to actually ring one of the "swan bells" Our guide "Howard" you were Awesome 😊 the views were amazing! the young guy up the top was very helpful taking photos of my munchkins and i! Purchased a lock downstairs too but we'll be... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We included the Bell Tower on a day out in the city. The architecture was great, the views great, but we we're disappointed we missed the best part of the attraction. "The bells in action". We arrived at 3:00 pm and paid $18 for 2 tickets. I queried what time the tower was open till and was told 4:30. We... More 

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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your visit to the Bell Tower was spoilt by a very unfortunate misunderstanding. Our Bell Chiming Experience runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm every day except Sunday and we would be very happy to offer you a free admission during those times so that you can fully enjoy the Bells of St.Martins in the interactive demonstration.... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the Esplanade we heard the pealing of bells from the bell tower it attracted us to visit and was a very worth while attraction. Our guide was full of informative facts this is a good attraction to visit when in Perth nice to be able to walk back up into the city from here.

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