Carillon & Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Presentation

Carillon & Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Presentation

Learn about the history and importance of the magnificent 50 metre National War Memorial Carillon.

Opened in 1932, the Carillon’s original 49 bells rang out across the city and it was the only building of the NWM for over thirty years, until the Hall of Memories was completed in the 1960s. The iconic Carillon is the world’s third largest of its kind and its 74 bells range in weight from a few kilos to over twelve tons.

Timothy Hurd QSM, the National Carillonist, has over 35 years of caring for the Carillon and will give a presentation of how this enormous instrument came into being and how the Carillon is played.

The tour is limited to 40 people – so book your place early!

Image of the Messines Bell inside the Carillon (bell number 42).


Booking is required. Email NWM@mch.govt.nz to book.

Location: QEII Education Centre, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Duration: 1 and a half hours

Cost: Free

Health & Safety: The event is held indoors. A ramp is available for wheelchair access and parking is available in the lane off Tory Street. The Education Centre has a limit of 40 people.

Timolthy Hurd, QSM National Carillonist

Timothy Hurd QSM gained a Master of Music Degree at Yale University and is a world renowned musician on carillon performance. He has also been an adviser on carillon building in many countries and is considered an expert in this field.

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