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Moving. And a Great Museum for Miltary History

Highly recommended, but not for ignorant people. During Remembrance Tide 2018, the Carillon Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pamela h
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Rutland, United Kingdom
Wonderful memorial Bells tower

Built to commemorate our local brave, deceased from WW I this wonderful tower complete with an... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
RobGWalker
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended, but not for ignorant people. During Remembrance Tide 2018, the Carillon Museum and Queen's Park were bedecked with moving tributes and poppies. We've been here many times, and more recently when it was being renovated. Comments about it 'glorifying war' are asinine; military...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Built to commemorate our local brave, deceased from WW I this wonderful tower complete with an amazing, one-off, special musical instrument for playing the almost 50 bells!... You'll also see great WW I and WW II memorabilia as you make your way up the c.50...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RobGWalker
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a wonderful war memorial built by money donated by the public.Unfortunately it is under wraps until the autumn as it is having a face lift. I have been here before and it is wonderful inside where you can see the Carrollton bells which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnsaxtonward
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gustavo E
Reviewed 2 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 8 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Christian S
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 973keithg
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Forest1972
Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

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

Reviewed 18 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 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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