Bournville Carillon and Rest House
Installed by Bournville Village Trust founder, George Cadbury in 1906, Bournville Carillon is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the world. This very rare and unusual musical instrument looks much like an organ and consists of 48 cast bronze bells, played serially to produce a melody which can be heard across the Village Green. The instrument and the carillon art are most commonly found in Belgium, Holland, France and even in the USA but are a rarity in the UK.
Regular Carillon playing times each Saturday are normally 12pm and 3pm for 1 hour on each occasion. This will vary for our Heritage Open Day, so the bells will be played at regular intervals from 10am until 4pm. Demonstrations will be for shorter periods but for a longer overall duration throughout the day.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 10am–4pm
Bournville Carillon, Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, B30 1JY
Rest house, visitor information centre on the Green
Booking not required
Fully Accessible visitors centre (Roundhouse on Green).