National War Memorial Carillon

Free Carillon recitals

Every Wednesday at 12.30pm
Every Friday at 12.30pm
Every Sunday at 2.30pm

We invite you to Pukeahu to hear National Carillonist, Timothy Hurd QSM, playing the Carillon bells – all 74 of them (but probably not at the same time!) at our regular free recitals. Spice up your weekday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon with the sounds of the Carillon. Feel free to bring a picnic along.

As the Carillon is best heard from outside, we recommend you bring a coat for the recitals as we will keep calm and ‘carillon’ rain or shine!   

On occasion we have visiting military bands and guest performers - so do check this page regularly or follow us on facebook for event updates.

Upcoming ceremonies at the National War Memorial

All services start at 11am, unless otherwise stated, and are situated at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park except for Atatürk Memorial Park, Tarakena Bay, Wellington.

25 April 5:00am Anzac Day Dawn Service
25 April 11:00am Anzac Day National Commemorative Service
25 April 2:30pm Anzac Day Atatürk Service
TBC 11:00am Battle of Cassino Commemorative Service
25 June 11:00am National Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Korean War - 69th anniversary
18 August 11:00am National Commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day – 54th anniversary
3 September 11:00am National Commemoration of Merchant Navy Day - 80th anniversary
18 September 11:00am National Commemoration of Post-War Malaya/Malaysia Operations Veterans Day - 71st anniversary
11 November 11:00am National Commemoration of the Anniversary of Armistice Day


More details will be added to this page as events arise.

Updated on 22nd March 2019