Unique Perth tourism venue, The Bell Tower, has joined forces with Willie Creek Pearls to provide an exciting new tour for visitors and locals in the Perth area.
Well known for producing some of the finest and most valuable pearls in the world, Willie Creek Pearls offers guests a journey through the life of an Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl, from shell to showroom.
The Elizabeth Quay showroom is the newest in the Willie Creek Pearls family and is home to one of the largest collections of pearl jewellery in the country.
Guests to the showroom will learn the intricate details that go in to pearl farming in the modern day as well as witnessing a pearl being harvested right from the oyster. This tour also includes learning how pearls are graded and then transformed into a stunning range of pearl jewellery that is worn all over the world.
After browsing the showrooms, guests can move their tour to The Bell Tower, just a two-minute walk from Willie Creek Pearls.
Winning their third consecutive Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019, The Bell Tower provides a unique Bell Chiming Experience. It is home to the twelve bells of St Martin in the Fields, the only set of royal bells known to have left England.
Guests can join a guided tour, learning about the history of the Bell Tower and the art of ringing the historic royal bells. They will then be given the opportunity to step up and ring the bells
Chiming demonstrations are held between 10.30am – 2.30pm Monday – Saturday and guests can listen to the bell ringers ring Monday and Thursday from 12pm-1pm while general ringing takes place on between 12pm – 1pm on Sunday.
Guests to The Bell Tower also have the opportunity to view The ANZAC Bell, the largest swinging bell in Australia at 6.5 tonnes. The ANZAC Bell marks 100 years since the first World War and was cast at VEEM Engineering in Canning Vale in August 2018. Local company Juice Creative designed the decorative frieze around the top of the bell, with 3D printing being used to create the design elements – a first in bell making.
The ANZAC Bell is rung electrically at noon daily, while on ANZAC Day it is rung at 1pm. It is also used for ceremonial and other remembrance occasions including Armistice Day and Australia Day. Guests can view the ANZAC Bell from the re-developed fifth level.
The Bell Tower and Willie Creek Pearls are two of the most unique venues in the Elizabeth Quay precinct, and the new WA Icons at Elizabeth Bay tour provides visitors to the Swan River waterfront an interesting and interactive tour that, since its introduction, has been popular.
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower – Home of the Swan Bells
Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth
Visit The Bell Tower today for spectacular views of the Swan River and Perth city and to discover it's cultural significance, featuring the historic bells of twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields
P: 08 6210 0444