An outstanding landmark location linking the City and River, The Bell Tower is a unique attraction - a musical instrument of considerable historical and cultural significance with a dedication to become a world-centre of excellence in the art of English change ringing.
Commemorating Australia's bicentenary in 1988, the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields as well as five especially cast bells were presented to the University of Western Australia, the City of Perth and to the people of Western Australia.
To house this significant gift the Richard Court Government commissioned the construction of The Bell Tower. The Bell Tower was designed by William Hames, Executive Chairman of Perth based architectural firm Hames Sharley (WA) Pty Ltd and was built by the John Holland Group.
The Bell Tower include the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields which are recorded as being in existence from before the 14th century and recast in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I. They are one of the few sets of royal bells and are the only ones known to have left England.
The Bell Tower is a cultural icon with enduring authenticity, where bells and clocks from all over the world, from all through the ages, have been carefully restored, preserved, interpreted and are now celebrated by visitors daily.
The Bell Tower is operated by the Swan Bells Foundation, a not for profit, independent foundation established to promote bell ringing and manage the running of The Swan Bells.
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