Westfälische Glockenmuseum Gescher
     (Bell Museum)
   Petit & Edelbrock
   Lindenstraße at Grimoldinghof
   Gescher, Bez.Münster,
     Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.95626, E 7.00174
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City locator maps and gazetteer page


   Westfälische Glockenmuseum Gescher
   Lindenstraße 4
   D-48712  Gescher
   T: 02542 7144
   E: koch/@/
   - or -
   Deutsches Glockenmuseum e.V.
   Lindenstraße 2
   D-48712  Gescher
   E: besucherdienst/@/



*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1989
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

Website of the Westfalia Bell Museum (Westfälische Glockenmuseum Gescher), which opened in 1980.

Website of the associated German Bell Museum (Deutsches Glockenmuseum e.V.)

The German Wikipedia article about the museum is brief, but has a photo of the exterior, where two bells are on display.

The Wikimedia Commons category for the museum has a photo of the building facade and a closeup of the chime, plus other displays.

The German Wikipedia article about the city gives it the nickname "Glockenstadt" (Bell City) because of the presence of the Petit & Edelbrock foundry.  The Westphalia Bell Museum opened in 1980, was closed at some point, and reopened in 2010.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Nordrhein-Westfalen.

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/09/18
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07

(none available)

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