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Very interesting, great if you get to see a bell casting

Good tour by a well informed and interesting guide. This is a chance to see the only remaining bell... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
Group tour from West Bridgford

We had a great tour around the Museum and Foundry. John made an excellent guide. We really came... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good tour by a well informed and interesting guide. This is a chance to see the only remaining bell foundry in Britain. The whole thing is fascinating using up to date technology where appropriate but most of the process would be much as it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Welshescapee
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We had a great tour around the Museum and Foundry. John made an excellent guide. We really came out with a good knowledge of how bells are made, repaired and altered. It is a working Foundry and we saw a lot of what goes on....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Just had a fantastic tour of the Museum and the factory, John gave a really illustrative talk at the beginning and then we went into the factory.The smell of oil and dust and all the good things of a working industry was great. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doreen O
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I went with a Church group as they were renovating the Church bells. I thought that it would be boring but it was extremely interesting. The guide explained the company’s long history and the ancient art and science of bell founding. It is the only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very knowledgable staff, interesting exhibition well kept. Little jewel of English industrial history

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kev W
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Fifteen members of the Deepings U3A met at the Museum for a guided tour of the factory. It was a fascinating and enjoyable visit ably guided by John Mulvey. The museum consisted of a collection of memorabilia well documented showing the history of the foundry....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dascott32
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Have enquiried several times booking the tour and was lucky enough to get onto one with three bells being cast! The Museum part is interesting especially one gets to pick up a mallet & ring the bells (children will like this!) The talk by the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AlmaMidlands
Reviewed 2 July 2017

14 of us (from Orpington U3A Industrial Archaeology group) booked a tour of the foundry - which, since the Whitechapel bellfoundry closed, is the only operating bellfoundry in England. Also, unlike Whitechapel, you see the working foundry - it's not just a museum of artifacts....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StellaCaroline
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went in quite a large group - which led to problems hearing the guide at times. But sa a very good DVD of the whole process, together with historical items, the foundry and the tuning area. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LichTraveller
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Fascinating tour showing how bells are cast and made including vital ingredients like manure. Including seeing a peel of bells at the end. Close to the Great Central Railway in Loughborough

Date of experience: September 2016
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