Whitechapel Bell Foundry
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An entry in the Guinness Book of Records lists the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, having been in continuous business since it was established in 1570.
Whitechapel’s famous bells include the original Liberty Bell (1752), the Great Bell of Montreal and, probably best known of all, Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster, which was cast in 1858 and is the largest ever produced at Whitechapel, weighing 13V tons. Members will be given a tour of the foundry exploring its past and present.
£20 (over fourteen age limit)