Berwick Town Hall, Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1BN
Visit the Bell Tower in the Town Hall to find out about the history of Berwick's bells and have a go at ringing them yourself!
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There has been a building on this site for many centuries connected with the Guild of Freemen. The present building, completed in the 1760s is listed and contains a bell tower with a ring of eight bells and a curfew bell. Most of the bells were originally cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. As part of the “Ringing in the Millennium Project”, the bells were restored and a new cast iron frame fitted tied into the structure of the tower. The work was completed on time and the bells rang in the millennium. The bells are rung on specific occasions, including the nightly curfew bell at 2000. This was originally rung to notify the inhabitants that the gates into the town were to be closed.
Saturday 17 September: 1500-1700. Tours 1500, 1540 & 1620
Tours must be booked in advance via our Eventbrite site -
Booking opens: 15 August 2022 09:00
Booking closes: 17 September 2022 12:00
Meet at the side entrance to the building.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Max 12 people per tour/session. Each tour lasts about 35 minutes There will be other activities in this building on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September including exhibitions, and access to the prison. (See other event listings) Go to our social media sites nearer the time for further updates.
During the Heritage Open Days period, you can listen to Berwick's bells on our website - https://berwickhods.org.uk/bell-ringing-in-town-hall/.
Contact for the day: Berwick HODS Team - 07365 800503 www.berwickhods.org.uk