Photo By Peter Watts
Swan Bells Tower
 

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Swan Bells Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

In this panorama you can see the famous Swan Bells Tower of Perth. It was taken from the pools and fountains between the Swan Bells Tower and the ferry terminals.

Swan Bells Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION

Swan Bells Tower - Perth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Swan Bells Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Western Australia.

Panorama of the Swan Bell Tower, a major tourist attraction in Perth. Inside is a museum with a number of clocks and watches throughout history. The star of the collection are the twelve original 14th century Swan Bells that used to ring in St Martin-In-The-Fields church next to Trafalgar Square in London. The bells in London were re-cast in the 16th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

To commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988, these twelve bells along with five more specially cast, were presented to the University of Western Australia and the people of Australia. for the Millennium celebrations, a final bell was added to complete the 18-bell peel.

When the bells aren't ringing, the three viewing levels inside this 82.5m high copper and glass tower include displays of time-pieces and optical equipment echoing the age "before the world went digital". Around the base of the tower are ceramic tiles, one from each school in Australia with the names of children in those schools in 1999. At night between sunset and midnight, the tower is lit-up in a spectacular light show.

The tower stands in the redeveloped Barrack Square area, designed to be a visitor attraction. It contains shops, cafes and amenities and has special landscaping including "reflection pools" to maximise the visual impact of the structure. There is also a wishing wheel and artwork by community artists. Entry is available for a small free, tours are welcomed.

ADDRESS

Barrack Square
Riverside Drive
Perth WA
6000

Phone: +61 8 9218 8183
Fax:+61 8 9325 2507



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Near to Barrack Square jetty for river ferries. On Riverside Drive (Highway 5) opposite junction 53 to Barrack Street. Nearest train station is McIver to the north.



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