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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Recent Acquisitions:
Canadian General Service Lapel Badge



The Canadian General Service Badge was instituted in March 1940 for those who had seen active service overseas with "not less than three months of continuous paid service" and had been honourably discharged "by reason of physical disability".

The original design was enamelled with a shield of three red maple leaves on a white ground. The example pictured on the right, which is in the museum's collection, is a slightly later version. It is all-metal and has the word "STERLING" (i.e. silver) in raised letters on the back, together with the warning "PENALTY FOR MISUSE 500 DOLLARS OR SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT".

The badge is held in place on the lapel with a shank, but later examples replaced this with a pin.

The number (1459809) stamped on the back, above the shank, links the recipient to the appropriate medal index card (MIC) showing entitlement.




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