Loughborough Carillon
Loughborough Carillon
4.5
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We have ambitious plans for the future but for the time being we have a limited opening, Each and every Thursday and Saturday 11am till 3pm until the end of September. Visit the museum, climb the 138 steps, past the Clavier Room (the instrument used to play the bells), pass through the bell chamber and out onto the balcony for views across the Soar Valley. Entrance is FREE! There is a bell recital each Thursday and Sunday 1pm till 2pm
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Easy parking, there’s a multi storey right next to the park. Great views from the top with some enormous bells up there. Small wartime museum at the entrance and on the next floor up. Very interesting. Nice friendly staff, we had a laugh. Good place to visit and the park is nice too. Great little cafe in the park.
Written 1 October 2023
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Sarah H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A great hidden spot within a busy town to meet with friends. Has plenty of space and play equipment for children. Remembrance day celebrations are held here each year. Free to enter and also contains Charnwood museum.
Written 6 August 2021
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Alec M
Loughborough, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Really interesting history inside mainly focused on the two world wars. The money you pay to get in goes towards its upkeep. I chatted to a really interesting veteran who really knew his stuff and was super friendly. Worth a visit if you're in loughborough.
Written 30 August 2020
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Kerry P
Stourport on Severn, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Although this was closed when we visited, it was lovely to see and to have a walk around the gardens. Well worth a visit, and we'll plan our next one around opening hours for the museum.
Written 20 January 2020
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Although the museum was closed while we were there taking a walk out of the town centre through the gates of the park to see the war memorial was a very pleasant interlude and ine to be recommended
Written 1 January 2020
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Aron3366
London, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
I worked in Loughborough for 3 months, during my days off, I always walking around the town to find what interesting surround Loughborough, accidentally I found this spot, weekend a lot people come here to enjoy themselves with friends and families, kids and adults just having fun, I never went to the top of the tower but look fun, the reason I didn’t go there, I enjoy reading in the park then go to the tower, one of my staffs said,is good, nothing to write bad about this place, nice, clean, friendly people and fun
Written 1 November 2019
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Situated in Queen's Park and built after the First World War as a memorial to the fallen, the Loughborough Carillon Tower was opened on 22 July 1923. There are 47 bells in the Tower, all from the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough. During the summer the bells are played every Thursday and Sunday from 1pm to 2pm. The Tower is also home to a War Memorial Museum. Unfortunately, the Tower was closed for renovation during our time in Loughborough but it is still worth visiting Queen's Park just to have a look at this unique War Memorial. Nearby, is an armature of Songster, Loughborough's War Horse, who served with the Leicestershire Yeomanry on the battlefields of France.
Written 21 October 2019
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anteallachleicester
Leicester, UK1,625 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Arrived here on a Heritage Open Day. Having been to the Bell Foundary where the bells were made, just 10mins walk away, we were excited to finally go up and see them.

We ate a picnic in the park before we went in and were surprised at how few people appeared on the viewing platform near the top.

Very surprised then to be told 40mins before the advertised closing time that they had the maximum number of people in and denied entry. We were not even allowed to wait till other people left.
We were left wondering if the staff just wanted to go home early.
Such a disappointment for us and at least a dozen people who were turned away before and after us in the couple of minutes we stood stunned at the fact we couldn’t go in 40mins before closing.

The Carillon need to make it clear in their advertising if there is only a certain number of people allowed in, or the exact time they shut their doors. If we had known this we would have visited here first and avoided such disappointment.
Written 16 September 2019
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neilsplace
Leicester, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
A must for visitors to the town. Thursdays is often a recital day with the bells ringing out across the town. Not guaranteed as someone has to play them! It’s in Queen’s Park next to the museum and there is also a military museum sited at the bottom of the tower. Again manned by volunteers so you will need to check it’s opening times vie the towns web site.
Written 4 September 2019
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johnhp702
Derby, UK19,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Fitting memorial to those that died so that we could live in a free world and we should always remember them, the museum was closed when I visited.
Written 21 January 2019
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The Carillon Tower has just had a major renovation paid for by Charnwood Borough Council and the War Memorials Trust. The volunteers who run the museum saw this as an opportunity to replace the display cases in the two upper floors and have made an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We hope to re open the tower on Good Friday but it highly likely that the two museum rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor will not be ready to open for the public. Visit our website or Facebook page for any further announcements.
Written 6 February 2019
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