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The Memorial Bell

  • North side of Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • 272 Pearl St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
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Installed in 1888. Made of cast alloy.

After City Hall was demolished in 1969, this bell from the clock tower was purchased by the Grand Rapids Firefighters Union Local 366 (in 1978) and dedicated to all firefighters who died in the line of duty. in 1995, the bell was donated to the Public Museum and moved to this site.

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Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
General Information
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
General Information
Accommodations
General
Restaurants
Accommodation Amenities
  • Elevator:
  • Restaurant On Site:
General Information
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: https://tickets.grpm.org/buy-gift-card
Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Automatic Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Getting Around: The paths through the exhibits are wide and level.

    There are elevators that provided access to each level of the venue.

    There are lowered countertops available.
  • Parking: Grand Rapids Public Museum Parking Ramp at 59 Front Avenue NW. — 0.1 miles from the venue.

    Limited handicap parking is available outside the Museum main entrance, under the overhang — 0.0 miles from the venue.
  • Sensory: The interior spaces are very well lit.
  • Entrance: The main entrance has push-button activated powered doors, and is flush with the sidewalk.
  • Seating: Bench seating is available.
  • Restrooms: There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms available with accessible stalls on each level of the venue. The restrooms on the first floor have push-button activated powered doors.
  • Additional Guidance: The GRPM offers the implementation of Aira, an app-based service that connects people who are blind or have low vision to highly trained, remote agents to guide them through exploration of the Museum at no cost to the user.

    Through the app on the user's smartphone, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button. Museum visitors can use the app free of charge to engage with exhibits, label text, interactives and more while they explore the Museum.
General Information
  • Lunch Served:
  • Reservation Link: https://www.grpm.org/admission/
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7750
  • Reception Capacity 2000
  • Theatre Capacity 255
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 280
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 5
  • Conference Capacity 35
  • Wedding Indoor Receptions Yes
  • Wedding Ceremonies Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 550
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Booths 90
  • Classroom Capacity 50
First Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 275
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Whole Building
  • Banquet Capacity: 550
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Overlook Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Cafe
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
First and Second Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Reception Capacity: 550
First and Second Floor
  • Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Reception Capacity: 550