THE BELLFOUNDRY, HOME TO HISTORIC BELLFOUNDERS JOHN TAYLOR AND COMPANY, IS A UNIQUE PLACE WITH GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE
|Taylor’s Bellfoundry Tours are back for 2023!|
|Owing to ongoing building works, we are offering a limited number of Bellfoundry Tours in the first part of 2023. Head to our bookings page to purchase your tickets today.|
|Please note that that Bellfoundry Museum is currently closed for major refurbishment works, so tours will include the manufacturing spaces but not the museum spaces.|
|If you are a client of John Taylor and Company who is looking to arrange a visit to see your bell being cast or a group travel organiser, please contact us direct.|
SHOP OPENING TIMES
Our museum shop is open before and after tours.
Taylor’s Tours are back for 2023!
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How to find us
The Loughborough Bellfoundry Museum is located within the historic John Taylor Bellfoundry site at the following address:
LOUGHBOROUGH BELLFOUNDRY MUSEUM
GETTING HERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest railway station is Loughborough, which is 0.5 miles (an 11 minute walk) away. Taxis are available at the station.
We are just 0.5 miles (or a ten minute walk) from the Great Central Railway Loughborough terminus.
It is 0.7 miles (a thirteen minute walk) to Queen’s Park in Loughborough town centre. The park is home to the Charnwood Museum and the Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum.
Please be aware there is a pub called the Bellfoundry and can therefore cause confusion, we advise visitors use our postcode or street name to best find us on a satnav.
We have introduced a number of safety and social distancing measures in response to Covid-19. All visitors must follow latest government guidance concerning the wearing of face coverings.
To further enhance your safety we will:
- Use advance timed tickets
- Provide hand sanitiser
- Sanitise any interactive equipment or handling objects between each group visit
- Operate an enhanced cleaning schedule.
- Ensure museum staff and volunteers wear PPE where appropriate.
Unfortunately there is no completely step-free route around the foundry tour, including the viewing platform that overlooks the casting hall. For further information about accessibility contact us on 01509 638 500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a working industrial site, to access the foundry floor visitors must wear flat, completely closed shoes. We recommend that you avoid loose clothing and wrap up warmly in colder weather.
In order to stop the spread of the virus, we strongly recommend the use of contactless payment in our shop.
The full foundry works tour is only suitable for children aged 9+.