Bellfoundry Museum

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John Taylor Bellfounders Limited The Bellfoundry Freehold Street
LE11 1AR

In this museum, Taylor's Bellfoundry, has created a permanent record of the company and the industry, telling the story of bellfounding through the ages. An extensive range of exhibits and memorabilia tells the story of one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world. A visit to the museum may be enhanced by a tour of the foundry and the works. This is especially exciting at the time of bell casting.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 12.30pm&1.30pm - 4.30pm Summer Saturdays June - August at the same time. Winter Saturdays and Sundays by arrangement. The museum is often open out of hours when parties are pre-booked. Gift and Bookshop is open at the same time as the museum. The museum is closed between Christmas and New Year, and on Good Friday and Easter Tuesday.


Museum Admission without tour: Adults - £2.00 Children (5-15) - £1.00 Tour Cost (includes Museum admission): Adults - £4.25 Children (5-15) - £2.00 Reductions for Group Bookings for adults to £3.50 per head Please note: For Groups booking at reduced rate a minimum charge applies as follows: During Museum normal hours - £60 Outside Museum hours (Sundays Mondays and Evenings) - £70

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Partially abled visitors are welcome, including wheelchair visitors to the ground floor area of the museum and all of the works tour. The upper floor requires negotiation of a staircase. Visitors should note that the tour takes over an hour with standing involved.


  • Guided tours
  • Pre-booking service for groups

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