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Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

Leopoldstrasse 53, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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Ranked #23 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Museums
Description: A 400-year old bell foundry and museum of bell-making.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Are you tired of seeing the ABCs? - another b***dy church/castle etc? Well, here is an interesting alternative, or maybe a bit of fun for the geeky types. Prepare for a lot of reading and such, and a lot of new knowledge about bells! The fun part is rewarding your study in the museum with a bit of play in... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here with the Innsbruck card as our last visit before getting the train back to Seefeld, we stayed so long we had to catch the next one. There is a long history of bell making here , the museum has multilingual displays and a lot of bells on display of all shapes and sizes. The highlights are the... More

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Chilcoot, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We really enjoyed the bell museum; probably one of our favorite museums. And they are still making bells! We walked from old town and took the bus back.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really enjoyed the opportunity to learn how bells are actually made. And who knows better than these people whose family has been making bells for 400 years? The museum shows you how a bell starts as ore and then the steps it goes through to becoming a bell. There is also a room showing the acoustics involved in different... More

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Canberra, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A very different touring experience, where you even get to ring some big bells yourself. Surprisingly absorbing and fascinating, and a pleasant if longish walk from the centre. Interesting shop too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I cannot imagine anyone saying, that this could be disappointing'!Such an old building, a working place,and in US we are not even 1/2 that old not do we keep and preserve history nearly as well! It was so interesting, You get to learn about sound travel, pitches,etc. which was extremely interesting to our family since we all play more than... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dont go there Ttere is nothing special there.It is not a museum it is more like a shop .There are more interesting places to go in Innsbruck

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

I had a private tour of this museum on a Sunday with the tour group I was on but normally it's closed Sunday. Well worth a visit, interesting, informative and quite fun. I got to stand in a sound bowl and feel the vibrations travel through me plus see how a bell foundery would normally work

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The clock manufacturing museum (and actual factory) is worth your visit. This is especially true if you have not seen any foundry yet. The visit starts with a short slide show on the manufacturing of (church-) clocks. There are a lot of examples and educationary displays on how clocks are produced, also in the old ages. There are some very... More

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Linz, Austria
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

whenever you find a chance - go for a visit. I know Peter from the past and he is one of the most impresssive persons I know. Zhe technique and the history of the way of making bells - you must see it with your own eyes.

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