The Limassol Folk Art Museum is housed in a listed building donated by Ioannis and Katerina Schiza family. The old town house was completely restored to open its gates as a museum in 1985. The museum currently host a significant series of collections of the folk art and craft in Cyprus dating between the 19th – 20th centuries. Exhibited at the museum are rich and remarkable collections of traditional Cypriot garments, handmade embroidery, jewelry, agricultural tools, utensils and house ware.
Further to that there wood carved creations, furniture, wooden chests, paintings and decoration artifacts of the 19th and 20th century. An exquisite collection of porcelain plates some of which date back to 1725 catch the eye of the visitor. One of the most remarkable vest collections in the Greek area is hosted here. A series of old pictures from those days and the way the exhibits are set in the museum offer the visitor a flash back to the past.
The total of the collectibles exhibited at the museum gives the visitors the opportunity to grasp an insight of the way people in Cyprus lived at this time. The effort put to restore the old building and set the exhibits was awarded with the Europa Nostra prize in 1988.
253 Agiou Andreou Street
Tel: +357 25 362 303
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 07:45 - 14:45