The number of church bells kept in the Museum is quite substantial.  There are 8 artifacts each belonging to different eras, proving that the production of church bells was well developed and established in Gallipoli, thanks probably to the presence of a number of churches and confraternities in the area.

Metalworking workshops were operating in the city of Gallipoli since 1500, but it’s only between 1600 and 1700 that their activity saw a rise in the production of church bells, bringing Gallipoli at the center of the scene in this sector.


June to September

Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.00

Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.30

Monday closed

October to May

Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00.

Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00

Sundays and public holidays from 16,00 to 19,00

Monday closed.

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A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)