Cultural Heritage

The carillon in Mjøsa

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Hamar kommune
The carillon in Mjøsa

The carillon in Mjøsa consists of 24 bells, ranging over two octaves. They are different in size and weigh from 29 to 680 kilograms with a total of 3.8 tonnes.

The carillon was drawn by the architect Tor Kraft from Hamar. The bells are programmed to mark every hour from 09:00 to 21:00. First a timing signal is played composed by Bjørn Sverre Kristensen. Then the chimes followed by a melody. Every third hour a longer melody is played. The melodies change with the seasons.

The bells can also be played manually with a keyboard and it is possible to play concerts. The carillon and its location has become a landmark and is unique to Hamar.