Bell Tower in Perth– tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect

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Perth is one of the most thriving urban destinations in the world, buoyed by the mesmerizing confluence of the Swan River with the western coast.

A sprawling landscape of glittering nightlife, monuments steeped in culture, and ceaseless hubs of activity, ranging from inner city parks to giant wildlife preservation sanctuaries, the city is also home to the one-of-a-kind Bell Tower.

The Perth Tower, with its historical bells, padlocks, and an observation deck encapsulating the overwhelming essence of the city, is a mandatory experience for all travelers who want to soak in the city’s spirit.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets.

Tickets
# The Romance Package (tour for 2 people, plus personalized Love Lock)
# Skip-the-Line: Perth Tower Experience Ticket

Where to book tickets

Tickets are available online and at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Tour page, select the number of tickets and preferred date, and buy the tickets immediately.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets through your email.

There is no requirement to bring any printouts.

On the day of your visit, you can walk in and show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the guide or staff involved.

Bell Tower in Perth ticket cost

The Skip-the-Line: Experience Ticket ticket price for people of all ages above 15 is A$18.

Children between the ages of five to 14 are charged A$9.

Seniors above 66 years of age can get entry at A$16.

Infants aged four or lower can gain entry free of charge.

The Romance Package (tour for 2 people, plus personalized Love Lock) tickets are available for just A$66 for groups of up to 14 members.

Skip-the-Line Perth Bell Tower tickets

Skip-the-Line Perth Bell Tower tickets
Image: thrillophilia.com

The tickets to this tour will help you fast-track your experience by skipping the ticket lines and getting access to a professional guide.

You will also get to be a part of an interactive demonstration of the chiming of bells with the help of your guide.

You will witness the ANZAC bell at level 5 and see it ring at 12 pm.

You will have access to the level 6 observation deck for a sprawling view of the city and to witness the stunning 26-bell carillon instrument at work.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (15+ years): A$18
Child Ticket (4 to 15 years): A$9
Senior Ticket (66+ years:) A$16
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

The Romance Package (Bell Tower tour for 2 people, plus personalized Love Lock) tickets

The Romance Package (Bell Tower tour for 2 people
Image: thebelltower.rezdy.com

With tickets to this tour, you will be provided with a love lock, which you can engrave as an eternal monument of romance for you and your loved one.

You can lock the padlock next to others on a chain at the Tower or take it home as a souvenir.

The belief is that a solid, long-lasting partnership is symbolized by the padlock, which ‘locks’ love forever.

Couples typically use them, but family members can also utilize them to strengthen their ties.

You will be led by a professional guide, who will fill you in on the history of the bells and assist you with a chiming of St. Martin bells, for which you get a certificate.

You will also visit the observation deck on level 6.

Your touring group can contain as many as 14 people.

Ticket Price: A$66 (group of 14)


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Timings

Stays open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Tower is not open on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

The bell-ringing performance occurs every Thursday and Saturday from 12 pm to 1 pm.

The ANZAC bell rings at midday for 1 minute.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is on Thursday and Sunday at 12 pm.

On these days, you can see the St. Martin bells ring by the professional bell ringers between 12 pm and 1 pm and listen to the 6,500 kg (14330 pounds) ANZAC Bell ring at 12 pm for 1 minute.

How long does the tour take

The tour takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

You can take the souvenir locks back home with you if you please.


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FAQs about the Perth Tower

Here are a few frequently asked questions:

Who built the Perth Bell Tower?

The Tower was designed by John Holland Group and built by William Hames, Executive Chairman of Perth-based architectural firm Hames Sharley (WA) Pty Ltd.

Is the Perth Bell Tower disability friendly?

Yes, the Tower has wheelchair access and also allows service animals.

Does the Perth Bell Tower have a restaurant?

While there are plenty of great food joints near, the Tower itself does not have any restaurants.

Which is the oldest bell in the Perth Bell Tower?

The oldest bell lies at level one.
 
The Upton Grey bell was imported from a parish church at Upton Grey in Hampshire, England.
 
It was cast more than 450 years ago!

What to expect at Bell Tower

One of the greatest musical instruments on earth, is situated on the banks of the Swan River in thriving Barrack Square.

Behold a campanile (freestanding Bell Tower) made of copper and glass that is 82.5 meters (271 feet) high and contains a set of 18 bells known as The Swan Bells.

The Tower is a six-story complex with a grand glass foyer entry and a sixth-floor Observation Deck.

Witness the legendary bells of the Saint Martin constructed in the Fields church in Trafalgar Square, London, and learn about their history with the help of a professional guide.

The bells were gifted to the people of Western Australia to commemorate Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.

Cast in the 14th century in England, these bells were used in various church towers across the United Kingdom before finding their way to the land Down Under.

Bells, each with a unique timbre and pitch, fill the air with calming echoes. The Swan Bells, a collection of 12 bells from St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and 18 English bells, produce a mellow symphony reverberating throughout the Tower.

At the Tower, you can engrave the “love lock” with a text of your choice and attach it to a public structure, documenting your romance into a ritual of immortality.  

Your engraved lock will be available to pick up from the reception desk when your visit ends.

With the help of an expert tour guide, you may practice the skill of bell ringing during the interactive Bell Chiming Experience.

Discover the Tower’s past and that of the old royal bells as your guide regales you with history and folklore.

Reward yourself with breathtaking panoramic views of the surroundings as you make your way up the spiral staircase while the metropolis unfolds in all its opulent modern and historical splendor with the softly meandering Swan River.

Engage in various displays and exhibitions that explore the background of bells, their cultural significance, and the creativity that went into their design.

The mechanics of bell ringing, the artistry involved in bell manufacture, and the cultural diversity of bells worldwide are all covered in interactive exhibitions that guests can explore.

Pay homage to the ANZAC bell, a 6500 kg (14330 pounds) bell built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli during World War I, standing tall as a permanent memorial to the military personnel who fought and those who gave their lives in battle.

How to reach

This is located in Barrack Street Jetty near the coast of Perth, Australia.

Address: Barrack Square, Riverside Dr, Perth, WA 6000, Australia. Get Directions.

The Tower in Perth is well connected by public transport.

By Bus

Barrack Sq Barrack Square Cat Id 2 is just a 2-minute walk from the Tower.

Hay St Town Hall Cat Id 85 is a 4-minute walk from the Tower.

St Georges Tce After Irwin St Westbound and St Georges Tce Before Pier St Eastbound are a 4-minute walk away.

The following bus lines are close to the Tower:

  • PERTH BLUE CAT, Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn
  • PERTH RED CAT, Outram St / Ord St
  • 24, Claremont Stn
  • 27, Claremont Stn
  • 32, Como
  • 33, Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn
  • 72, Wilson
  • 178, Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn

By Train

Perth Underground Stn and Perth Stn are a 7-minute walk from the Bell Tower.

Perth Stn Transwa Rail Perth is an 8-minute walk away.

By Car

Put your starting point here to navigate.

Cars for rent and taxis for hire are easily available.

There are ample parking spots near the Tower.

Sources
# Wikipedia.org
# Thebelltower.com
# Tripadvisor.com

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