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Museum - Military, next open Fri 30 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018


Carillon & War Memorial Museum, Loughborough

Carillon & War Memorial Museum, Loughborough


Queen's Park,
LE11 3DU


Loughborough Carillon Tower & War Memorial was built after WW1 to commemorate the men of the town who gave their lives. Unique in Britain, it is the only purpose built carillon tower.

Set within the beautiful Queen's Park the tower is also home to a museum, 3 rooms packed with military memorabilia. Including one room dedicated to the Leicestershire Yeomanry.

Climb the 138 steps, past the 47 bells and you are out onto the balcony with fantastic views across Loughborough

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome Host

Children welcome

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 30 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018 Tue - Sun 13:00 to 16:30
The Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum is open from Good Friday until 30th September, every day except Monday, 1pm until 4.30pm. Organised tours are welcome throughout the year outside normal opening hours - please contact.


The ground floor museum is free; adults pay £1.00 (concessions 50p) to access the upper floors, the bell chamber and the balcony. Children can access all areas free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult on the upper floors.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome



See location of Carillon and War Memorial Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 533193  Lat: 52.76930 Long: -1.21054

The Carillon tower is located in the middle of Queen's Park, which is near to the centre of Loughborough and within walking distance of local buses and buses from Leicester, Nottingham and Derby.

The train station is just over a mile (1.8 km) to the east of the town, and the M1 motorway is aproximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3.2 km from Loughborough station