The Best Places To Visit in Charnwood

Handpicked Top Places To Visit in Charnwood, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Queens Park, Granby Street, Charnwood LE11 3DU

Since 1999

Museum, Exhibitions, Events, Collection, Interactive Displays, Computers and Audio-Visuals, Art and Craft Workshops, Children Programs, Talks, Tours and Lectures Programs, Museum Shop, Food & Drinks

Free Admission - They has a well-presented, dedicated retail space which has a variety of products reflecting the themes, displays and exhibitions of the Museum - It has a café and a shop and is fully accessible to disabled visitors

April - September: Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mon Closed October - March: Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mon Closed

The museum is in the former public swimming baths, which is a beautiful building in itself. It's a great place to learn about significant historical figures in Loughborough, significant businesses such as Ladybird books and the Brush, and the interesting geology of the area - the important fossil Charnia was found in the nearby Charnwood Forest. From time to time, there are special exhibitions, such as an exhibition of clothing through the ages - always worth seeing. Very pleasant cafe.

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The Bellfoundry, Freehold Street, Loughborough, Charnwood LE11 1AR

Since 1784

Museum, Clock Towers, Rings of Bells for Change Ringing, Chimes, Carillons, Tour, Historical Place, Taylor Bells Collections, Ringing Bells, Carillons and Chimes, Single Bells, Conservation and Heritage, Bell Ropes, Handbells & Small Bells Collections

It is one of the few Victorian purpose-built manufacturing sites still being used for its original purpose and therefore of considerable heritage merit - Taylors were the first bellfounder to adopt "true-harmonic" tuning in the late 19th century

Price: Adults: £4.00, Children (6 to 16) £2.00

Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sat & Sun Closed

I have never really thought about where ''church bells'' come from until our own Church bells were removed from the bell tower and taken to John Taylors Foundry. The Vicar organised this trip today to see our bells during restoration at the foundry. It was an amazingly informative 2 hour tour of the museum and the foundry. The guide was very knowledgeable and we were lucky enough to see a ''casting'' of 2 bells during our tour. It costs £10 for entry to the museum and the tour.

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