Restoration and Development of Taylor’s Bell Foundry nears Completion

Published: 27th June 2024

We are proud to say that the restoration and development of Taylor’s Bell Foundry in Loughborough is nearing completion. Our site team have largely cleared the site, leaving only minor snagging and finishing touches. The landscape gardeners have now begun work on the new entrance area.

With the office relocation to the restored building complete, the museum space has been vacated and is ready for its new fit-out by others, set to start soon and aimed for completion in early September.

The restoration project included significant conservation work on the historic buildings, modernising the facilities while preserving the Foundry’s heritage. This included structural repairs, roofing, brickwork restoration, as well as updates to the interior spaces to enhance functionality and visitor experience.

We have very much enjoyed playing our part in helping to ensure that Taylor’s Bell Foundry continues to be a beacon of craftsmanship and history for future generations.


On completion of the roof works, our photographer visited the site to document the work and take a few atmospheric snaps for posterity.

Photography by: red&round photography 

Foundry and Trust

Since 1859, the Grade II* listed Loughborough Bellfoundry, home to historic bellmakers John Taylor & Co., has cast more than 25,000 bells that are hung in over 100 countries around the world.

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust was established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2016 with the objective of protecting the historic John Taylor bellfoundry buildings, archive and museum collections for future generations.

Photo credit: Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust

Supported by a passionate team of volunteers, staff and trustees our vision is for Taylor’s Bellfoundry to become the global centre for the art of bellmaking and learning. The sound of Taylor bells can be heard all over the planet. Through Conservation, Education and Celebration, we can ensure that future generations on every continent will be brought together by A Ring of Taylor Bells.

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