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Address: Barrack Square, Swan River Foreshore | Corner Riverside Drive & Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Formerly Swan Bells)
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+61 8 6210 0444
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Twelve of the 18 bells in this tower came from London's...

Twelve of the 18 bells in this tower came from London's St.-Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square as a Bicentenary gift to the people of Western Australia in 1988. Originally cast in the 13th century and recast in the 16th and 18th centuries, they were rung at the homecoming of James Cook after his voyage of discovery in 1771, after the Battle of El Alamein in 1942 and at the coronation of every British monach since George II in 1727.

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Homage to the millenium

This is an inspirational building - lots of explanation and history. To see the bells and ringers practicing is great. The views from the top are wonderful. Not to be missed on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John V
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That's all it is, it chimes a bell and it looks interesting. It's worth a look if you are walking past it, however don't go out of your way to travel to it. It's nothing that special really.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Living in Perth you can sometimes take for granted the tourist spots nearby, however we really enjoyed our trip to The Bell Tower. Getting the opportunity with the kids to chime the bells was a highlight as were the views of Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the bells and The... More 

Thank gahunter72
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can only hear the bells at certain times but you can go there any time to experience the contruction and artistic features of this exhibit.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an inspirational building - lots of explanation and history. To see the bells and ringers practicing is great. The views from the top are wonderful. Not to be missed on any visit to Perth.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perth is already beautiful now we have an icon to be proud of. It's in a beautiful location our Swan river! How lucky are we!

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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Disappointed with the times of opening and closing. On visiting Perth an early morning start made it so the bell tower was closed when we wandered around the city. On returning in the afternoon....we missed the last entry deadline by 5 minutes. Maybe next time.....now that we know the times.

Thank kaatyn
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful iconic tourist spot to visit, the views are fabulous from up there. We enjoyed our tour of the Tower which included a short talk from Howard on the history of the bells, and how they are rung, very interesting. At the end of the talk we were able to then chime the bells, even the young ones could... More 

Thank GailC6751
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and i stopped here as we were killing some time before our flight home. It was awesome. We saw them ring the bells and learn all about the tower. Well worth the stop.

Thank Mark R
Georgetown, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The design of the architecture is very interesting and no doubt it is the icon of Perth. The bells in the tower rang at a certain interval and the sound was attractive. You can clearly see how the bells are rang from the glass. The view from the top of the tower is very beautiful. You can almost see the... More 

Thank feltroneu
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the foreshore seen, interesting structure but as an atttraction in its own right, not very good. It is a good photo opportunity and the bells are surprising

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