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Loughborough Carillon

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Address: Queens Park, Loughborough LE11 3DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1509 263370

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Well worth a visit!

Interesting way to spend half an hour or more with various artefacts from some key historical points. A knowledgeable guides will talk to you about the Carrillon and its exhibits.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Interesting way to spend half an hour or more with various artefacts from some key historical points. A knowledgeable guides will talk to you about the Carrillon and its exhibits.

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Mel G, Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this review

You did it in half an hour? Hope you will be back to see the rest. More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little museum and good views from the top. Quite a lot of steps. Especially interesting when the Carillonneur is present.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Exellent park...extremely well kept..great for picnics or to sit and read...lovely play area for children but far enough away so you can have peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, its packed full of history, and the views from the top are pretty good too. The Stairs are steep, narrow and in a very tight, sick making spiral, and there are absolutely LOADS of them. Visiting the museum floors in between is a great opportunity to catch your breath and stops your head from spinning!!!! All... More 

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Mel G, Museum Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit enough to share your experience with others. Hope you will come again, you have till 30 September before we close for the winter. More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Carillon in Queens Park is a very interesting building and the park is delightful at this time of year. I took my 5 year old grandson to the top of the Carillon and he was very happy apart from the outdoor bit but I suppose that even some adults would not like that. It is great to see the... More 

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Mel G, Museum Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback, particularly what children found interesting it helps us when developing the displays​ for next season More 

Rothley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting site. Built early 1920s as war memorial with carillon by Taylor's of Loughborough. In a fine town park that has a local museum in it as well as a small cafe. Rest of building is now a memorabilia museum of local military. Very keen and helpful volunteers. You need to be FIT! Spiral stairs to various floors and... More 

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Mel G, Museum Volunteer at Loughborough Carillon, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit and your kind words about the volunteers. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Many different entrances into the park. Visiting the bells I the tower, most informative and interesting views. Lots of seating nearby, a cafe opening onto the local museum opposite the library and shopping area. Car parking at the edge of the park and street parking nearby providing you enough time to have a good look round.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The views from the top are great and it feels alot higher than it is!! The floors hold war memories and donations, for less tha the price of a loaf this is a must for any visitor to go up, if you can manage the stairs (not that hard); enjoy and dont forget your camera!!! take a picnic and go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

after a hot days basking in the sun... we decided to take refuge in the cool tower of loughborough carillon..... i havnt been here in years and it was a great to step back in time to the 1940's and think what life was like back then.... great trip for the kids and take a drink for the trip up... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited Loughborough and decided to visit the Carillon & War Memorial Museum while we were there. The museum is free to enter and you can look around the ground floor of the tower and there is a small gift shop with many items at pocket money prices. To climb to the top it costs £1. Well worth paying to... More 

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