The National Carillon

Canberra

Australia

This 55 bell Taylor carillon, with a bass bell weighing over 6 tons, was the gift of the British Government to the people of Australia to mark the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of their National Capital in Canberra. The carillon was opened on 26th April 1970 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A major refurbishment of the carillon is now to take place – full details will follow later, but it will include a redesign and rebuilding of the bell frame, a new transmission and a new clavier.