The Carillon Tower
Click on the tower to peek inside
Welcome to the
Loughborough Carillon
Tower and War Memorial Museum
The Bell Chamber and Balcony
The bells that make up the Carillon are hung in the upper section of the tower. The balcony offers views across Loughborough and the Soar valley. Click for more
Carillon Musical Instrument
This is where the bells of the Carillon are played on an instrument similar to an organ but consisting of levers.

Recitals are given throughout the year. Click for more
Second Floor - The Airborne Room
This room contains items relating to the 82nd US Airborne Division 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment together with the original WW1 collection donated by Loughborough Corporation. Click for more
First Floor - The Yeomanry Room
This room displays items from the Leicestershire Yeomanry, and reveals the story of "Songster", Loughborough's own 'War Horse'.
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Ground Floor Collections
Outside are the commemorative plaques for two World Wars. Inside displays include an extensive collection of medals and other memorabilia.
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Five days of recitals starting Wednesday 19 July




The annual five-day festival of one o'clock carillon recitals starts on Wednesday 19 July and will include guest carillonneurs and Caroline Sharpe, the Borough Carillonneur. Click for details of this and other recitals throughout the year.

A new CD of carillon recital music, arranged and played by Caroline Sharpe, is now available. Click for details.






Elsewhere on the net: the Carillon on other people's websites

Are you good at jigsaws?

We found this on-screen, drag-and-drop jigsaw featuring the Carillon. Just how quickly can you put it together?



 
A bird's eye view

There are great views to be had from the top of the Carillon, but this YouTube clip shows you the Carillon itself from all angles. It was filmed using a drone.




Alf reaches the top

We know there are a few stairs to climb to reach the top of the Carillon, but young Alf finds the views well worth it, in this mobile phone clip from YouTube.







Click to go to Bell Chamber
Click to go to Musical Instrument
Click to go to Airborne Room
Click to go to Yeomanry Room
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Ground Floor Collections