The “Lovely Bells, Casting Yard” Museum
Pskov Region, Pechorski Region, Sigovo Village
Tel.: +7 (931) 901-21-81
10:00 – 19:00 daily, by appointment
Free admission, donations are welcome
Tour – 150 rubles per person
Workshop price is subject to negotiation
Founder of the museum
Aleksandr Vladilenovich Lapshin
In 1996, after the public casting of a bell in Yaroslavl, the bell master, A.V. Lapshin, came up with the idea of creating a museum. However, it was only possible to realize it after many years, on Pskov land. At the museum, Alexander Vladilenovich Lapshin, who was one of the pioneers of the bell business of new Russia, tells visitors about the secrets of ancient casting, about interesting facts and myths and legends related to casting, and plays on the belfry to the delight of guests. Alexander Vladilenovich is a Doctor of Engineering Sciences, professor, and author of a number of publications, including the book “Experience of bronze casting in Russian traditions”. I, Erika Sergeyevna Mikhailova (the owner of the “Lovely Bells, Casting Yard” museum), treat guests to Ivan-tea with freshly baked honey gingerbread cookies and show my patchwork and weaving works.
The museum conducts a series of tours under the general title “Visiting the Bell master”, including a sightseeing tour and in-depth individual conversations on Russian copper casting, bell casting, bridle bells, and cabinet bells. We conduct workshops on bell casting, copper icon casting, making printed gingerbread, and on patchwork and weaving.