University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, California 92521
bell towers, carillon bells, college and university bells, cast bells
About This Project
The bronze cast carillon bells at the University of California, Riverside, California, are housed in a unique tower that is 161 feet tall. The 48 bells weigh in at 5,091 pounds for the largest bell and 28 pounds for the smallest carillon bells.
The carillon bells are played manually with a wooden baton keyboard, called a clavier, by a musician at regular times during the day and week.
The height and the unique design of the bell tower, built in 1966, allows the finely tuned bronze carillon bells to ring out to every corner of campus.