Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre

We are delighted to announce that the MRDC is now OPEN once again for individual practice. There are limitations on use which comply with current guidelines and pre-booking a session is required. If you would like to visit, please contact Nikki by emailing A copy of the current guidelines is available here

This exciting facility offers bell ringers, from complete novices to accomplished ringers, the opportunity to learn and improve their skills. There are eight training bells, each linked to sophisticated ringing simulation software. The 8 bells can be rung individually or all together for change ringing.

Visitors to the Centre can see the impressive boards recording the first ever peal and other performances dating from 1715. With Heritage Lottery funding we are in the process of developing an exhibition about ringing.

Learn to ring if you have never rung before, or develop skills if you are already a ringer. Groups are welcome to arrange a visit, where you can try ringing for yourself and step back in time and discover the history of bell ringing in Norwich. See our “What’s Happening” section, the Events page or contact us at for further details.

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