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Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

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Address: Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
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Another dimension to Lecce

This is a good way to see something of the older history of the area. It is free so you do not need to worry about skipping bits you are not interested in. The museum tells the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
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Chesley, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Yes there are some good exhibits of pottery and some with translation of the colonization of the salento. But what overshadows it all is how poorly maintained these museums are. Like many civic projects they are built and forgotten

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Luton
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a good way to see something of the older history of the area. It is free so you do not need to worry about skipping bits you are not interested in. The museum tells the story of the area from prehistoric on. There are some English story boards which are well worth reading. Most captions are in Italian,... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mixed feelings about this museum. The layout is good but the lack of English translations is really frustrating. The museum is free but I would have willingly paid an entrance fee if I was provided with an English audio guide or even a written translation, which much smaller museums in Lecce freely provide. That said the collection of pottery is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

On three floors all accessible, the displays are well laid out with information in English. Some good reconstructions that make understanding the artifacts easier

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was a nice museum, small but with a considerable collection of funeral pottery and some artifacts of interest. Everything is written in Italian so best to expect that in advance. Two very friendly attendants. We gave this museum a thumbs up because it was the first we found that was actually open. So many museums throughout Italy don't keep... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

While spending a vacation in Lecce, we decided to visit this museum one day. It is just outside the old city walls by the police station. It is open on Sunday, and manned by two helpful attendants, who insisted we talk the elevator rather than the stairs. On this Sunday, we were the only visitors, and we had their complete... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

This museum has an amazing amount of Greek and Roman pottery. Unfortunately it is not too well signed but we knew what things were. It is well worth a look

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Interesting museum (free) but could use some maintenance - many exhibits' lights were out. That said, the collection is huge ranging from neolithic to Roman times. Some, but not all exhibits had information in English. Worth a visit.

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Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We had planned a short visit but a heavy rain shower meant that we went back into the museum and were surprised to discover further delights - such as a chapel. We were even graciously allowed to see rooms that were originally closed for that day. From the ancient statues and figurines (I loved the 200 BC one of a... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Don't be put off by the outside of the building, or the absence of people, or the stained carpets, or the lack of sign posting, nor the are explanations in English because the pottery collection is simply outstanding and their small medieval section is excellent. We went to this free museum as a result of a friend's strong recommendation -... More 

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