Please note: The National Carillon is undergoing significant works and therefore concerts have been suspended.
The National Carillon is a bell tower housing 57 bells, including one installed in 2020, which carries a welcome to Ngunnawal Country and is known as the Ngunnawal Bell. These bells are played by a carillonist, using a keyboard known as a clavier, inside the tower. Regular, free, concerts are performed on Wednesday and Sunday. Enjoy these from Aspen Island or vantage points such as the amphitheatre outside the National Gallery of Australia or Kings Park.
The National Carillon was a gift of the British Government to the people of Australia in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Capital and includes automatic Westminster chimes like Big Ben.
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“Visible throughout Canberra.”
Located on Queen Elizabeth II Island, within Lake Burley Griffin is the National Carillon. It was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Sonorous bells are a pleasure to listen to”
The National Carillon normally rings out on special occasions such as Australia Day. Unfortunately, the Carillon is now under repair and no-one can say when it will ring out again. The authorities...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Lovely park area”
Haven't been inside, but, it's nice to walk around the little island. The toilets in the nearby park need to be cleaned more regularly.Read the full review on TripAdvisor
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