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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A fascinating look at engineering as it used to be before computers: making church bells and fittings in a works over a century old. There is fascinating museum too [if you like bells], including such things as a bell of a wreck buoy and the...More