Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre

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 amazing boards recording the first ever peal and other performances dating from 1715. Our exhibition spaces are now complete in both the South West corner of the church and in the MRDC itself, including touch screen technology.

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 to discover the history of bell ringing in Norwich. See our “What’s Happening” section, the Events page or contact us at for further details.

For an atmospheric evocation of bells and bell-towers, make a cup of tea and spend 7 or 8 minutes looking at this video performed by Mark Gwynne Jones 

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