help us save the last major bellfoundry in britain

Welcome to the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust.

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust was established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2016 with the objective of protecting the historic John Taylor bellfoundry buildings, archive and museum collections for future generations.

a historic site of global significance

Since 1859, the Loughborough Bellfoundry has cast more than 25,000 bells that are hung in over 100 countries around the world.

The site also houses and facilitates artisan skill and historic manufacturing processes which are unparalleled in our current age… we want to ensure legacy continues.

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The Trust is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and hopes to secure final approval for a grant of £3.8m in 2020 to contribute towards a package of £5m+ repairs. However, it needs to raise £1.1m from other sources to secure the Lottery grant and make the plans a reality.

Read our full restoration plan


The Bellfoundry is open to the public on week days and some weekends. So, don’t just take our word for it, visit us today and see why this historic site needs saving!

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This website is for the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust which looks after the buildings, museum and archive and provides tours. If you would like to contact John Taylor’s Bellfoundry who cast and hang bells at the Bellfoundry, please visit the John Taylor’s website.

Visit the John Taylor’s Bellfoundry website