Paphos Ethnographic Museum


The Ethnographic Museum is housed in a two-story stone building of 1894, with three unusual Gothic arches and beautiful gardens. It was founded in 1958 to house the private collection of Giorgos Eliades, an intellectual collector with a keen interest in the cultural heritage of his home town. He collected objects of archaeological and folklore interest from the countryside of Cyprus, especially from the Paphos area.

The museum exhibits an impressive variety, in terms of the chronological range they cover, from antiquity to modern times, but also to the range of materials from which they are made, including fine clay items and luxury items. In particular, the visitor can take a tour through the exhibition areas and can see archaeological finds of the Chalcolithic period such as jewellery, amphorae and water jugs. One will also discover Venetian mirrors and carved traditional furniture, folk costumes (mainly rural), but also useful objects, as well as agricultural tools of the last century. Of course, looms, as well as textiles, are also on display, with the latter being remarkable works of folk art.

Opening Hours:
Winter, Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Summer, Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 (all year ‘round)
The Ethnographic Museum, in addition to tours, is available for civil and religious weddings in collaboration with the Anglican Church.

Address: Exo Vrisis 1, Paphos
Tel.: +357 26 932 010 / +357 26 944 833, Fax: +357 26 948 478


Category: Museums


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