I will tell you how I took out our vile dingdong chimes and replaced with bespoke traditional bellpull made from variety of bought and found items, in the steampunk style.
Step 1: Parts
You will need:
Something to be the bellpull. I found this nice tap but my neighbour uses a climbing carabiner. Whatever.
Wire, about 3m thin wire. Not electrical multistrand. Something like garden wire or other uncoated wire.
Pulleys - you will probably need 3 to get the wire from the pull to go round corners and up to a good height for the bell inside.
Bell or something clangy clattery noisy to rattle around when pulled.
Some sort of spring and arm.