Geroskipou Museum of Folk Art

Description

Since 1978, the museum was housed in the ‘House of Hatzismith’, a traditional 18th-century mansion. This historic building belonged to Andreas Zymboulakis of the Ionian Islands, the so-called Hadjismith, a wealthy and educated man who was a consular agent of England in Paphos and a supplier of the English fleet. What we see today is only a part of the once grand mansion, which was maintained and restored by the Department of Antiquities.

The museum’s collection includes a rich range of traditional objects, brought from all over Cyprus and mainly from the Paphos District, dating from the period of the Turkish occupation until the mid-20th century. Everyday objects, farm tools and remarkable folk art are intertwined with the daily life of Cypriots of earlier times. Among them are jars, buckets and baskets, wooden trays, a loom and many more.

The museum today, in an effort to follow contemporary museological approaches, has created interesting thematic exhibitions that offer the visitor a vivid picture of the past. So the traveller can find representations of traditional farm houses, as well as workshops of traditional occupations, such as a scarf workshop.

The space is not accessible by wheelchair.

Opening Hours:
Winter Hours (September 16 to April 15): Monday to Sunday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Summer Hours (April 16 to September 15): Monday – Sunday: 9.30 -17.00

Entrance Fee: €2.50

The Geroskipou Museum of Folk Art will be closed to the public from 18th June 2019 until 30th October 2019 due to maintenance work.

Contact info:
Address: Athens 7-9, 8201 Geroskipou, Paphos
Contact Phone: 00357-26306216
Website: www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf
Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy

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Category: Museums


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