National Carillon, Canberra

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A gift from the British government to the people of Australia, the National Carillon houses 55 bells that play a tune every hour. A carillon is a set of bells that are played using an automatic keyboard or mechanism similar to a piano, much like an organ in a large cathedral. The building where the National Carillon is based on a concept by Don Ho and designed by architects Cameron and Chisholm Nicol. The monument stands tall over a landscaped park next the National Workers Memorial, so visitors can remember their loved ones with the sounding of the bells. Add National Carillon to your Canberra travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canberra trip itinerary maker website .
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  • We got married here, so did our daughter. The bells play from time to time and you can hear them across Lake Burley Griffin. The small bridge across gives you a vantage point to watch the ducks swim b...  more »
  • We loved our visit to the National Carillion! Purely by chance, we visited late on a Saturday afternoon when the Carillion was playing and it was glorious to see the afternoon pre-sunset colours and l...  more »
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  • Located on Aspen island, as an object it's striking, as some history, its interesting. With 55 bells, this is a large carillion and if you ever get the opportunity to go up and see inside the workings it's fascinating. Bells chime every 15 minutes however recitals are held around 12:30 Wednesdays and Sundays for around an hour.
  • Is situated in Aspen Island in central Canberra. Is an artificial lake, but still pretty. The carillon is in regular use, chiming every quarter-hour and playing a short tune on the hour along with tours and recitals on many days. You have good toilets and BBQ area. Beautiful green and open space.

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