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Loughborough Carillon

Queens Park, Loughborough LE11 3DU, England
+44 1509 263370
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Amazing Place

We have small museums about the 1st and 2nd World Wars in the first two floors. The third floor we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gustavo E
Interesting museum and great views

If you have an interest in WW1 & WW2 memorabilia then this is definitely worth a look. The... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Robert A
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Due to a major refurbishment we will not be open during 2018. Work starts after Easter and should be finished by September. Remembrance Sunday will be as normal.
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Queens Park, Loughborough LE11 3DU, England
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"war memorial"
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"queens park"
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"worth the climb"
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"military memorabilia"
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"interesting museum"
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"climb the stairs"
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"bell foundry"
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"bell ringing"
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"an interesting place to visit"
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"viewing platform"
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"well worth the visit"
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"run by volunteers"
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"play area"
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"tower"
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"bells"
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"ww1"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have small museums about the 1st and 2nd World Wars in the first two floors. The third floor we can find a lady playing the 47 bells through cords. It's amazing. We can even choose some melodies from the books so she can play...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you have an interest in WW1 & WW2 memorabilia then this is definitely worth a look. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable about the artefacts. If you have the legs for it, then walk to the top for a great view over Loughborough.

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great History place to visit. Seeing as the Carillon is in my home town it’s wildly know land mark for Loughborough. Well worth a visit.

Thank Christian S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great little museum and observation for the carillon bells. Worth goin to watch the carillonneur play and climb up the tower. Also worth going on Remembrance Sunday to the service - huge numbers still gather for a moving service as poppies fall from the tower.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Took my grandson to Queens park and saw the tower was open, so we popped in and it was a lovely surprise, approximately 130 steep steps to the top of the tower and was amazed at the bells (unfortunately they weren't operating) views from the...More

Thank keith g
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with the kids, I have lived in Loughborough for 45 years and have never ventured up the carillion until now. What can I say it was the best pound I have ever spent in Loughborough, kids go free and 381 steps later we were...More

Thank Forest1972
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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

So pleased you enjoyed the visit. 138 steps it is back to remedial maths for you.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The view from the top is well worth the £1 you pay to climb the stairs. It's a shame that today the doors to the rooms on the way up were all locked so didn't get to see a lot of it.

Thank P4127UGnicola
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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed the visit and I apologies for the locked rooms, the museum is run by volunteers and just occasionally there is no volunteer available.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the Carillon with two young children. It was very interesting and beautifully located in Queen's Park which also has plenty to see and do in. The staff were very helpful and suggested we came back a little later as the organist was playing...More

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

YOU don't have to be expected military to appreciate the displays of war memorabilia on show: cavalry war horse, working rifle, numerous battalion crests, to name a few. The pinnacle has to be the carrillion, those who don't know it's a piano esq played bell...More

Thank Ian B
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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. If anyone is travelling in the hope of hearing the bells being played there is a recital every Thursday and Sunday 1 pm till 2 pm on both days. You can sit in and engage with the carillonneur whilst...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Little did I realise the superb collection of military memorabilia contained here. Just £1 to enter, the museum is wonderful, and views from the top are superb.

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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit, just to clarify: £1.00 for adults, 50p concessions and children go free. Bring plenty of kids and you get greater value for your £1.00.

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