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The Loughborough Bellfoundry is open for visitors!

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust is delighted that our museum and tours have reopened with Covid-safe measures in place. Visit our Access page for more information about your visit and what we are doing to keep you safe.



We currently offer two ticket types:-

Museum Tickets cover entry to our family-friendly museum, including lots of spooky Halloween-themed activities especially for the half term holidays.

Full Foundry Tours cover the museum, factory buildings and workshops, led by one of our expert guides.

Follow the links below to read more about both options.


Enjoy some spooky half-term fun with a family-friendly visit to the Loughborough Bellfoundry Museum, 18th – 28th October 2021.

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See the historic John Taylor and Company bellfoundry in action with a full guided tour from one of our expert guides, including access to the museum and Halloween activities. Note that full foundry tours will take place as normal during the half term holidays.

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Opening Times

Details of available museum visit slots and tour tickets can be found above. As the world reopens, we will further update our regular opening hours.

School visits

Educating the next generation about the importance of the Loughborough Bellfoundry is essential if we are to protect the site for years to come.

As part of our mission to revive and restore the bellfoundry, we are looking to work with local schools to develop a new education programme at the Bellfoundry Museum. This might involve bringing your class to visit us, or our Heritage Engagement Officer coming out to you.

If you are interested in organising a school, community or uniformed group visit contact us today!


Tours can also be tailored to fulfill the needs of the curriculum and have a more artistic or scientific focus.

We have also created a whole host of free resources for you to use in the classroom or on your visit!