Whitechapel Bell Foundry


Take a 90-minute walking tour through Britain's oldest manufacturing company. Whitechapel Bell Foundry, situated in a Grade II listed building, was established in 1570 and has been making bells since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Learn about the traditional processes used in producing some of the world's most famous bells. The original Liberty Bell was made here, as was the largest bell ever cast at Whitechapel, Big Ben (a cross-section of which can be seen around the entrance). Book your historic tour in advance. All tours take place on certain Saturdays throughout the year.

Prices and Opening Times

Payable in full at the time of booking. Cheques should be made out to "Whitechapel Bell Foundry Limited". Credit and debit cards are accepted. American Express is not accepted: £15.00 (USD19.35) per ticket

Opening Times:

The museum displays in our foyer and the Foundry store, which sells bells and a range of Whitechapel merchandising are free to visit, open Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:30.

Prebooked tours of the foundry run on selected Saturdays with tours commencing at 10.00, 13:15, and 16:00 prompt. (NO late admission).

Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

34 Whitechapel Road
E1 1DY
+44 (0)20 7247 2599

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