The most important museums of Cyprus

The most important museums in Cyprus are located in Agia Napa, Larnaca, Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos. Here you can find information about the most important museums on the Mediterranean island.

Museums in Agia Napa

Museum "Thalassa

(Leoforos Kryou Nerou 14) The museum aims to raise awareness of the importance of the sea for Cyprus, from early times to the present. The main attraction of the exhibition is the life-size, working replica of a Greek merchant ship from the 4th century BC, which sank off the coast of Kyrenia.

Opening hours: October to May: Monday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; June to September: Monday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.
Entrance fee: 4 €

Ship on display in Thalassa Museum

Museums in Larnaka

Larnaka District Museum

(Kalogreon Place) The District Archaeological Museum houses finds from various excavation sites and from the ancient sanctuary of Aphrodite.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Entrance fee: 1,70 €

Fortress of Larnaka

(on the waterfront) This Turkish port fort displays finds from the city-kingdom of Kition and the nearby Hala Sultan Tekke mosque, as well as all sorts of cannons.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (September to May), Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (June to August).
Entrance fee: 1,70 €

Pierides Museum

(Zenon Kiteus Street 4) The museum displays an impressive private collection of the Pierides family with interesting finds from all periods of the history of Cyprus.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Entrance fee: 2 €

pieridis museum in larnaca

Museums in Nicosia

Byzantine Museum

(Icon Museum, in the annex to the Archbishop's Palace) It has an impressive and extremely worth seeing collection of Byzantine icons from 10 centuries.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm (except August).
Entrance fee: 4 €

Cyprus Museum

(Museum Street) The Cyprus Archaeological Museum is the largest and most important museum on the island. It presents in 14 rooms one of the best archaeological collections of the Near East, exhibits from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am - 4 pm, Thursday 8 am - 5 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 10 am - 1 pm.
Admission: 3,40 €

Ethnographic Museum

(next to the Archbishop's Palace) It displays objects of Cypriot folk art and customs such as peasant furniture, embroidery, weaving, looms, jewelry and other handicrafts.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Admission: 2 €

Levention City Museum

(Ippocratous Street near Laiki Geitonia) It documents the way of life in the capital from ancient times to the present.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: free

Museum of "George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides

It exhibits a donated collection covering the periods from the Early Bronze Age (2500 BC) to the Middle Ages (16th century).

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: free

Museum of the National Freedom Struggle

(next to the Folklore Museum) Documents, photos and other memorabilia commemorating the liberation struggle 1955 - 1959.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 2:30 pm, Thursday 3 pm - 5:30 pm (except July, August).
Admission: free

Museums in Limassol

Lemesos District Museum

(Byron Street) The museum contains an interesting collection of antiquities from the Neolithic to the Roman periods from the Limassol region.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am - 3 pm, Thursday 8 am - 5 pm, Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.
Entrance fee: 1,70 €

Museum of the Cypriot Middle Ages

(in the castle at the Old Port) The 600-year-old castle, where Richard the Lionheart is said to have married Princess Berengaria in 1191, houses weapons, armor, coins from the Middle Ages.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Entrance fee: 3,40 €

Museum of Kourion

(in the village of Episkopi, 17 km west of Lemesos) Excavation finds from Kurion (Curium) are exhibited in a beautiful old house.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: 1,70 €

Folklore Museum

(Agiou Andreou Street 253) This museum exhibits selected pieces of Cypriot folk art such as national costumes, tapestries, lefkaritika, etc.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 3 pm
Entrance fee: 0,85 €

Museums in Paphos

Excavation Museum Kouklia

(16 km before Paphos) In Palea Pafos ("Old Pafos"), findings from the Aphrodite sanctuary are presented.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: 3,40 €

Paphos District Museum

(Grivas Dhigenis Ave) Excavation finds from the region are exhibited here, including a hot-water bottle healing system from the Roman period and a canopy supported by 4 angels.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Entrance fee: 1,70 €

Byzantine Museum

(Andrea Ioannou 5 Street, next to the Episcopal Church) A collection of late Byzantine icons as well as other pieces from the 12th - 18th centuries.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm.
Entrance fee: 2 €

Geroskipou Folk Art Museum

(in the village of Geroskipou, 3 km outside Paphos) The museum houses a fascinating collection of examples of Cypriot folk art and craft techniques.

Opening hours: daily 8 am - 4 pm (November to March), 9 am - 5 pm (April to October).
Admission: €1.70

Ethnographic Museum

(Exo Vrissi Street 1) A private ethnographic museum with a collection of objects dating from the Neolithic period to the present day.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 1 pm.
Admission: 3 €

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