If you're visiting Perth for the first time and looking for a great sight to see, you can't go wrong with the Bell Tower. The Bell Tower was open in 2000 as Western Australia's Millennium Project and has seen over one million local, national and international visitors.
The Bell Tower has an easy set up of its six levels:
The Ground Level is the Grand Entry Foyer, which already has bell sights to see with tubular bells and the Mark Creasy Turret Clock, as well as the gift shop.
Level 1 contains the bell ringing chamber for demonstrations, where visitors have the chance to ring/chime a bell (which I'll get to) and an ancient bell.
Level 2 contains a viewing gallery for bell ringing and exhibition displays such as historic and religious bells, as well as clocks.
Level 3 contains the bathrooms in case you're in need of a pit stop while you're exploring the Bell Tower.
Level 4 contains the Belfry and an area for the close-up viewing of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields bells, which date back over 600 years.
Level 5 is all about the Mark Creasy Turret Clock Bells, and Level 6 is an open-air observation deck with a Carillon.
Even though there are fantastic bell ringing sights to see in the Bell Tower, by far the best part of visiting is the chance to ring some of the 18 bells in the tower, which includes the St Martin-in-the-Fields bells.
To do this, you're taken into the bell ringing chamber, given a tutorial by one of the Bell Tower's staff members who are also members of the St Martin's Society of Change Ringers. The bells are a lot harder to ring than you'd think, but it's still heaps of fun nevertheless and you get a souvenir bell chiming certificate afterwards, which I still continue to brag about.
The bells and the clocks aren't the only sights to see at the Bell Tower. There are hundreds of love locks with couple's initials locked outside the Bell Tower's entrance.
So if you love bells, clocks and are looking for a great sight to see in Perth, put the Bell Tower on your to-do or rather to-go list.