Loughborough War Memorial Museum

Loughborough War Memorial Museum
Queens Park
Granby Street
LE11 3DU



01509 263370

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Why is the tower here? It was built as a memorial to the Loughborough men who died in the Great War, and looks like to towers of bells built in parts of Europe, particularly Flanders. The ground floor has collections of wartime objects mainly given by local people. On the first floor is a display on the Leicestershire Yeomanry. High up on the second floor find out about the Airborne forces. The tower itself has 47 bells, which are played throughout the year every Thursday, and also on Sundays during the summer season .

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Opening hours

Good Friday – 30th September, every day during the season
Saturday to Thursday:
10:00 – 17:00
Other days, 13:00 – 17:00
Open at other times by request.

Admission charges

There is no charge for the ground floor
50p for the tower
No charge to the over 60s, under 16s, UB40, students with I.D., HM Forces in uniform.
Groups out of hours by prior arrangement.
Donations to Museum Volunteers welcome to help maintain exhibits.

Additional info

The shop sells items connected with the Carillon Tower. Disabled visitors will be able to access the ground floor, although other floors are only accessible by a winding concrete staircase. Refreshments and public toilets can be found nearby in the park. Car parking is available 250m away.

Collection details

Social History, Weapons and War