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  • MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK

Museum - Military, £0.50

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Carillon & War Memorial Museum, Loughborough

Carillon & War Memorial Museum, Loughborough

Contact

The Carillon

01509 263370

Address

Queens Park,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3DU

Details

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

Follow Loughborough soldier, William Grudgings, through his WW1 diary. @williams_war

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

Children welcome

Opening details

Opening : Every day (except Monday) 1pm till 4.30pm from Good Friday until 30th September. Recitals are held every Thursday & Sunday during our Open Season and on the first Thursday of the month during the closed season.
Guided tours can be arranged throughout the year.

Prices

2015 prices:
Museum is free. To climb to the balcony: Adults £1.00. No charge for seniors and children. (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult to climb to the balcony due to Health & Safety restrictions).

Facilities

  • 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

Location

Directions

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

The Carillon is in Queens Park just behind the busy market place and shopping area.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 km from Loughborough station