John Taylor Bell Foundry, The Bell Foundry

John Taylor Bell Foundry, The Bell Foundry, Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 1AR

Taylor's is a purpose-built Victorian foundry that has seen continuous production of bells since 1859. The grade II* listed Bell Foundry has cast more than 25,000 bells that are hung in over 100 countries. Incorporating a hand bell foundry, girder store and a site museum. c.1874 with later alterations and additions. The museum dates from 1985. Erecting, finishing and tuning shops, carpenter's shop, smithy, offices and carillon tower.

Opening Arrangements

Tours of the John Taylor Bellfoundry for the general public are available to book on our website via: A programme of free engagement activities will also run during 2024, with details at the following link: Please note that the museum is currently closed for major renovations, so tours will take in the manufacturing spaces but not the museum galleries. The museum is scheduled to relaunch with full visitor access in summer 2024.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: Varies per experience booked
  • Child: Varies per experience booked

Parking Spaces


Variable number of spaces available; free parking is available on the street in the immediate vicinity of the Bellfoundry but no dedicated parking.