Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus
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Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus
Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus

Housed on the ground floor of the Old Archbishopric, the Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus consists of a large collection of 19th and early 20th century Cypriot folk art. The exhibits include a variety of wood-carved objects, tapestry, embroidery, pottery, Cypriot folk costumes and material hand-woven on the loom.

The building of the museum dates back to the 15th century and is of Gothic style architecture with later additions. In the beginning of the 13th century, the area was French (Latin) and the building was used as a monastery by the order of the Benedictines. The Order of St. John-Hospitaliers built a church in honour of St. John, their patron saint, and Hugo 1st was buried here in 1218. The Greek Orthodox Church began using the building sometime before the Ottoman Rule (1571-1878). The richly decorated Gothic arch with the 16th century fresco of the Annunciation, which bears the end of a Greek inscription, was uncovered in 1950.

Region: Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Address: Plateia Archiepiskopou Kyprianou (within the old Archbishopric)
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.17373 Lon: 33.36795
Contact No: Tel: +357 22 432 578, Fax: +357 22 343 439
Operating Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 09:30 - 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Adults €2,00 / Students €1,00
Website: www.cypriotstudies.org
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
 

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