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  • Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Industrial Heritage

LEICS & RUTLAND HERITAGE FORUM

Contact

Miss Mary Barrass

01509 212 241

Address

Freehold Street,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 1AR

Details

Part of the world's largest working bellfoundry. The museum shows the craft techniques of moulding, casting, tuning and the fitting up of bells.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shop

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Visitors using a wheelchair can access the ground floor area and all of the works tour. "The upper floor requires negotiation of a staircase. Visitors should note that the tour takes over an hour with standing involved." (from John Taylor website). Translations in other European languages can be accommodated, please ask for details.

Opening details

Group visits must book in advance. Open some Saturdays - phone for details. Occasional evening or Sunday tours available (please phone for details). Call in advance to confirm availability. Tours arranged.

Prices

Admission to Museum only: adults: £4.00; children (6 to 16) £2.00

For visits to the Museum please telephone before travelling to confirm opening times as the Museum is closed when tours are taking place

Full tours of the Museum and Works are for Groups of 10 or more people and by prior arrangement only.

It may be possible to join an existing tour if there are spaces available.

Please telephone the Main Works on 01509 212241 and speak to Mary for details.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Visitors using a wheelchair can access the ground floor area and all of the works tour. "The upper floor requires negotiation of a staircase. Visitors should note that the tour takes over an hour with standing involved." (from John Taylor website). Translations in other European languages can be accommodated, please ask for details.

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Map reference: SK 541197  Lat: 52.77299 Long: -1.19847

Accessed via the A6 to Queens Road. Freehold Street is off Queens Road

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 km from Loughborough station