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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  • If you love bells and recitals, do your research as these seem to be infrequent. You'll see and hear Carillon chimes on the quarter hour and tunes on the hour if you are out and about around the lake....  more »
  • When I have visited Canberra in the past I have heard the Carillon on several occasions but I had never walked out there. On this trip we did just that. Really enjoyed walking out over the short footb...  more »
  • Great position on an island on Lake Burley Griffin connected to the car park by a short footbridge. Good view of the fountain when it is operating. When the carillion is playing the sounds are lovely.  more »
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  • A scenic place right in middle of Lake Burley Griffin. Bring some meat and throw on hot plate for a family BBQ
  • Great place for families with a great new park.. beautiful area for a wedding also
  • A scenic place, looks great from far away, unfortunately there aren't much to see when you are up close.
  • Peaceful and tranquil place to visit. Great for the concerts they put in here.
  • Nothing to really see of the building. Nice to walk to the island

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