Friday, January 3, 2014

Limassol Municipal Folk Art Museum

The Limassol Municipal Folk Art Museum (also known as the Municipal Museum of Folk Art) is located in the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus.

This museum, which opened on June 20, 1985, is considered to include one of the most important collections of Cypriot folk art and handicraft items from the late 19th century until the early 20th century.



Over 500 items are displayed within the six tiny museum rooms.  Some of the exhibits include traditional Cypriot clothing, agricultural tools, household items, furniture, wood carvings, embroidery, etc.

The Limassol Municipal Folk Art Museum is situated in a restored historic house, which was donated by the Ioannis and Katerina Schiza family.  Due to the renovation of the building and the transformation into a museum, the Limassol Municipality was awarded the Europa Nostra prize in 1988.



Even though this museum is quite small, it's still a pleasant example of life in Cyprus during the 1800s and 1900s.



Site: Limassol Municipal Folk Art Museum. 

Category: Museum. 

Location: Agiou Andreou 253, Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 25362303. 

Operating Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday to Friday. 

Entrance Fee: €2,00. 

Date of Visit: 2010.

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