Find out what our lovely visitors have to say about our historic bellfoundry.
Great tour of almost taking you back in time Really enjoyed my visit to the foundry and learning a little more about bells and how they are made. Great architecture and opportunities to take photos Being able to ring different bells was great especially as there were some very old ones and the sound was amazing
Strongly recommended Thoroughly enjoyed our recent guided tour of the Bellfoundry. An absolute must for all bell ringers but lots to interest non-ringers too. Would recommend to anyone interested in industrial history and the history of Loughborough. Fascinating to watch the skilled craftsmen at work.
A group Visit As a group we visit many interesting places, this was really good with a guided tour around the museum and the foundry. We were all enthralled with the introductory talk and the tuning room. Since this is now the only bell foundry left in the UK get there soon. the museum also holds some very interesting and indeed rare pieces. The Aeolian, a one off that looks like a piano,but has bells rather than strings.
What an eye opening experience! Visited yesterday as part of an organised coach party tour. absolutely fascinating to see how bells are made, how they come to make a particular sound, etc. Guides were vey helpful as well. All round enjoyable experience.
Unique factory A great visit to the last working bell foundry in the country highly recommend for all ages and backgrounds
Very interesting place ! We had pre-booked an afternoon TOUR of the foundry and museum. Very friendly people and lots to see - huge amount of history here! Museum/Gift Shop is open to all, but tours are very scarce and must be booked in advance Check whether the museum is open, before making a special visit. Lots of parking in nearby streets.
Director of the Firm visited Carterton NZ.... not visited but, Carterton here in NZ had a director visit from the Foundry a few months back, Andrew Reynolds based in Perth. WA. great he checked our Bells which were made in the Foundry in UK back early 1900s.. thank you Andrew.
Amazing. Visited here on a Heritage open day. Absolutely fascinating to see this foundry still in operation. So much history here, it truly takes you back in time. British manufacturing at its finest. This place has even made bells for St Paul’s cathedral and Westminster in London. We got to see every part of the bell making process in the different workshops, so give yourself at least an hour, maybe 2 to see everything. Would highly recommend.
Last remaining Victorian bell foundry We visited John Taylors Bell Foundry on the Heritage Open Day. Fascinating visit, showing the traditional craftsmanship involved in making the bells. Our guide was excellent, extemely well-informed. The old Victorian buildings that house the bell foundry are also fascinating - it was like being transported to a bygone era. The buildings are listed, and the Bell Foundry is currently trying to raise enough funds to restore the buildings.
Fascinating - genuine heritage and craftsmanship English bell-ringing is unique in the world. Taylors Bellfoundry Museum explains it all simply, clearly and in just sufficient technical detail. Whether you are a bell-ringer or just interested in this ancient English craft, it's worth a visit.