We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832683503
Today
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 38 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very interesting museum

Well designed museum of the history and art of the region. Large and impressive collection of ceramics. Interesting art on the top floor. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Anson3000
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well designed museum of the history and art of the region. Large and impressive collection of ceramics. Interesting art on the top floor. Definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williams Lake
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I'm not particularly interested in ceramics but I was amazed by the craftsmanship and artistry expressed in pots, urns and bowls from more than 2,000 years ago! How did they fire such large pieces? I was welcomed at the door by staff and surprised that there was no admission charge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
norfolk
Level Contributor
76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This tucked away museum possesses some wonderful things. It has a huge collection of very fine Greek vases but the thing that we enjoyed the most was the exceptionally fine altarpiece by Veneziano: worth a visit on its own. And it's free!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Level Contributor
79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

An amazing museum! A bit hard to find (the main entrance was closed and there were few signs). Once inside, you follow a path in the history from the Greek origins of Ancient Apulia (dating back to Homer) to the Hellenistic times (hundreds of Greek-style vases, Apulian and Messapic ceramics) until the Middle Ages and present times. It is definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
137 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was very quiet when we went to the Museum, so quiet it looks closed from the front on Via Gallipoli, but persevere and enter via the side. Once inside a guide will indicate which way to go and you will see a variety of pottery artefacts from pre-history to the height of the Roman Empire. When I say a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I went to the museum with a friend expecting to spend an hour or so there, but the number of Greek-style urns in particular were so fascinating that we spent a couple of hours and then came back the next day! Unfortunately there is little explanation in other languages if you don't read Italian, but the displays speak for themselves.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holiday, Florida
Level Contributor
161 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Located at some distance from the old town of Lecce, this Museum, in a building with an unpretentious facade, is well designed and extensively labeled, alas almost exclusively in Italian. Not to be missed are three Paleolithic idols--two female, one male--reminding one of the antiquity of the region! There are more examples of both Messapian and South Italian Greek vases... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The well displayed interesting archaeological findings from the Messapian culture of classical times, till Roman time and beyond.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This museum houses a fabulous collection of pots and pottery from early history. There are hundreds of them and they are just lovely to look at. When I was there, they also had an exhibition of ceramics from later centuries. The space is well designed, delightfully airy and cool - it was hot and muggy outside. The simplicity of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Small museum with a beautiful collection. Of course the early vases , Roman marbles , collection of earthenware (albarello's) ..... The staff is helpful and friendly. Visit it ! It won't take much time and you see some interesting things.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano also viewed

 
Lecce, Province of Lecce
Lecce, Province of Lecce
 

Been to Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

Address: Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832683503
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?