Below is some useful information and history about the Loughborough War Memorial and Carillon, and Old Rectory museum.
Loughborough War Memorial and Carillon
From the viewing gallery at the top of the Carillon, located in Queens Park, Louighborough, there are excellent views of the Charnwood area.
Built in 1922 the memorial and carillon houses 47 bells, crafted by the local Bellfoundry. Inside the building there is a wealth of exhibits relating to all branches of the armed services including local materials from both World Wars.
People wishing to find out more about Loughborough's military history can visit the Loughborough Roll of Honour website which holds a large amount of photographs and other information, including a full list of the names on the Carillon Memorial.
Carillon Tower opening times
The Carillon Tower is open Tuesday - Sunday: 1.00pm - 4.30pm, last admission to the upper floors is 4.15pm
Out of season visits can be arranged for groups of over ten people. Contact Charnwood Museum on 01509 233754 for more information.
Recitals with Caroline Sharpe, the Borough Carillonneur take place every Thursday and Sunday at 1pm during the summer season.
Admission to the ground floor is free. To visit the upper floors there is a charge of £1 per person (concessions 50p). Those aged 17 and under are admitted free but donations are gratefully received.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and staff reserve the right to refuse entry. For more information telephone 01509 263370 during opening hours (1.00pm til 4.30pm) or 01509 233754 out of hours.
The Old Rectory Museum
The Old Rectory Museum is a small museum located on Rectory Place, close to Loughborough Parish Church.
The building is the restored part of a Rectory dating from the early 13th century, with exhibits relating to local interest and history.
Old Rectory Museum Opening Times and Admission Costs
The Old Rectory Museum is open on Saturdays between April and October from 11am to 3pm.
Admission is free but donations to the Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society are gratefully received.
Last updated: Sat 26th March, 2016 @ 13:35