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Nicosia is the home for more than 50 museums and galleries

Learn about the history, antiquities and folk culture in the different museums and galleries. Check each one in terms of entrance fee and opening hours. The information and photos featured here are from the Nicosia municipality website.

The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia – traces the history of the city from prehistoric times to the present day through its unique and rich collections. They represent over 6.000 years of capital’s history and include pottery, textiles, engravings, maps, paintings, photographs, jewelry and many other artifacts. FREE ADMISSION

Museum of the George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection

It features one of the most important private collections of Cypriot antiquities, spanning a period between the Early Copper Age (2500 BC) and the Middle Ages (1600 AD). Visitors’ experience is enhanced by the SPYRA Digital Archaeological Explorer, which offers a user-friendly interactive means of examining artifacts. FREE ADMISSION

Cyprus Folk Art Museum – It is housed in an old Gothic monastery that once served as the Archbishop’s Palace. The private chambers of two of its formeroccupants, Archbishops Kyprianos and Makarios, remain intact. There are works of pottery, embroidery, metalwork, carpentry, basket-weaving, leatherwork, textiles, folk paintings, traditional costumes, lace, agricultural tools and weaving tools. 2 euro entrance fee


Fairy Tale Museum

The museum aims to preserve and promote the folk tale heritage of Cyprus and Greece, to foster a love of reading and to explore the literary aspect of fairy tales through the use of interactive games and exhibits. 5 euro admission fee

Ethnological Museum House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios – the mansion helps bring to life Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios who served as a dragoman (interpreter) for the Ottoman authorities. On the first floor’s east wing is the reception hall (“ondas”), a room that stands out from the rest and is worth visiting.


Cyprus Museum

The Cyprus Museum, the country’s first archaeological museum, boasts a series of collections that span the early periods of human settlement on the island, from the tenth millennium BC through to the Roman period and early Christianity. 4,50 euro entrance fee

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