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The Bell Tower Review

The spire-like Bell Tower is home to one of the world's largest musical instruments, the 12 antique Swan Bells, which have surprising historical links. Originally from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church of London, England, these same bells were rung to celebrate the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588, the homecoming of Captain James Cook in 1771, and the coronation of every British monarch. The tower contains fascinating displays on the history of the bells and bell ringing, and provides stunning views of the Perth skyline and the nearby Swan River. Head to the lofty heights of the observation deck on Level 6 for the Wow factor. Flat, closed shoes must be worn for access to the observation deck; stroller and wheelchair access are available via the lift.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Barrack Sq., Barrack St. at Riverside Dr., CBD, Perth, WA 6000 | Map It
  • Phone: 08/6210–0444
  • Cost: A$14
  • Hours: Daily 10–4; bell-handling demonstrations (single bell) Wed. and Fri. 11:30 am–12:30 pm; full bell ringing Mon., Tues., Thurs., and weekends noon–1 pm
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  • Location: Perth
Updated: 01-15-2014

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