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The Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation - Byzantine Museum and Art Rooms is located next to the Archbishop’s Manor, (near St. Ioannis Cathedral Church) and is made up of three exhibition spaces: the Museum of Byzantine Art that is home to some rare icons from 5th – 19th century, the European Art Gallery, with oil paintings from the school of Rubens, Delacroix Lorain and others (16th – 19th century) and the Greek Independence War Art Gallery, with paintings from the Greek Revolution of 1821 and Greek mythology.
Tel: 22 - 430 008

Hatzigeorgaki Kornesiou Manor Ethnological Museum is one of the most spectacular constructions from the 18th century.Kornesiou was one of the most prominent Dragomans during the Turkish occupancy and the manor is part of his estate. Having being renovated by its owner in 1793, the manor today houses the Ethnological Museum and was awarded the Europa Nostra award in 1988.
Tel: 22 - 305 316

Byzantine Museum
The Byzantine Museum of the Archibishop Makarios III Foundation hosts the richest and most representative collection of byzantine art works, that originate from all over Cyprus. In the Byzantine Museum are on display circa 300 icons from the 9th until the 19th century, fragments of mosaics of the 6th century, detached frescoes from the 10th until the 18th century, as well as representative samples of the byzantine minor art of Cyprus like sacred vessels, utensils and garments that are exposed in three large galleries. Special place in the Collection have the icons, the frescos and the mosaics repatriated from abroad.

Byzantine Museum Address:
Plateia Archiepiskopou Kyprianou,
(in the yard of St. John Cathedral) Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Tel: +357 22 430 008

The Museum of Folk Arts was founded in 1937 and is housed in the spaces of the Old Archbishop’s Manor, opposite the Pancyprian Gymnasium. The museum’s collection has examples of weaving, pottery, weaving, metalworks and others. Also of note is the gate of St. Mamantos (19th century) that inspired George Seferis’ poem, ‘Details of Cyprus’.
Tel: 22 - 432 578

The Cyprus Museum
This is the main archaeological Museum of Cyprus and traces the long history of civilization on the island from prehistoric times to the early Christian period. Extensive excavations throughout the island have enriched the collections of the museum considerably and brought Cypriot archaeology to the forefront of international archaeological research. Here the cultural heritage of Cyprus, such as pottery, jewelry, sculpture and coins from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Greco-Roman period, is cherished and displayed for everyone to enjoy. Star exhibits include the statue of Aphrodite of Soloi, a gold jewelry collection and objects from the royal tombs of Salamis.The museum is a stop on the Aphrodite Cultural route.

The Cyprus Museum Address:
1 Mouseiou str., Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00
Tel: +357 22 865 854

The Leventis Municipal
Museum of Nicosia
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia was established in 1984 by the Nicosia Municipality and the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, after the initiative of the then- Mayor of Nicosia, Lellos Demetriades. The Museum was inaugurated in 1989 and two years later, in 1991, the Museum was honoured with the European Museum of the Year Award. Today, entirely refurbished and with the new “Constantine Leventis” wing, the Museum aims to continue in its mission of contributing to the protection of Nicosia’s history. The permanent exhibition spaces are home to exhibits which take the visitor on a journey through the history of Nicosia, from antiquity to present day. The Museum also offers organized educational programs, tours and other events.

The Leventis Municipal Address:
15-17 Hippocrates Str., Laiki Yitonia, P.O. Box: 21015, 1500 Nicosia
Operating Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:30
Tel: +357 22661475

The Museums of the Pancyprian Gymnasium
The Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium, the oldest school of Secondary Education in Cyprus, are being housed in the historical centre of Lefkosia (Nicosia), in a fascinating 12-room space.  Apart from the Museum of the History of the School, the Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium comprise of:  the Archaeological and the Numismatic collection, the collection of Old Maps and all Old  Weaponry most of which have a Cypriot character. There is also an art gallery with works of great Cypriot painters who served as teachers and students of the School, a Museum for Natural History and other exhibits. The Museums aim at preserving and exhibiting these diversified collections, giving the opportunity for research and study of the history of education in Cyprus. The Museums of The Pancyprian Gymnasium are  open and accessible to visitors of all ages and interests.

The Museums of the Pancyprian Gymnasium  Address:
Agiou Ioannou and Thisseos str.,
(next to the Pancyprian Gymnasium) Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday: 09:00 – 15:30
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
Tel: +357 22 466 014

Museum on the History of Cypriot Coinage
In the Museum of the History of Cyprus Coinage there is on display an important part of the Numismatic Collection of the Cultural Foundation, with more than 500 coins presenting the history of Cyprus from the period of the city – kingdoms of mid. 6th century BC to the modern issues of the Republic of Cyprus.

Museum on the History of Cypriot Coinage Address:
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
86 Faneromenis str., Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
10:00 - 19:00
Tel: +357 22 128 157

Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia) was established by Andreas Nicolaou and is the result of a 20 - year personal effort. Today, this collection comprises more than 150 pieces. The museum exhibits motorcycles dated between 1914 - 1983, such as AJS, MV Aqusta, Matchless, Norton, BSA, Triumph, Ariel, BMW, James, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield and many more. Four motorcycles of museum of historical motorcycle Cyprus have become stamps for the Cypriot Democracy in 2007. Certain appreciable pieces that are exposed in the museum are 3 motorcycles from the Personal Guards of Archbishop Makarios III, the motorcycle of hero of EOKA Stylianos Lena and motorcycles from the first and second World War.

Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum Address:
44 Granikou str., Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday
: 09:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Tel: +357 99 543 215, +357 22 680 222

Museum of the George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides
Collection (Donated by Clio and Solon Triantafyllides)
The George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection covers a wide range of the history and archaeology of Cyprus, from the Early Bronze Age (2500 BC) to the end of the Mediaeval period (sixteenth century). Numbering more than 600 items, the collection is one of the most important private collections in Cyprus, possessing superb examples of Mycenacan pottery and a rich part of sculpture in limestone, dating from the early 6th century BC.

86 - 90 Phaneromenis str. , Lefkosia
Operating Hours:
Daily: 10:00 - 19:00
Τel.: +357 22 128 157

The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios
The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the most important example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman domination that survives in old Lefkosia. It is situated near the Archbishopric, in the neighbourhood of Saint Antonios, where the wealthy notables of the Greek community traditionally used to live.
The Archontiko (mansion) of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the house where the dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios and his family lived between 1793 and 1808.
The dragoman acted as interpreter between the Christian population and the Ottoman governor.

Address: Patriarchou Grigoriou 20, Lefkosia
Operating Hours: Monday
& Sunday: closed, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 08:30 - 15:30, Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:30 - 15:30,
Closed on Public Holidays.

Cyprus Handicraft Centre

At the Handicraft Centre in Nicosia visitors can see artisans engaged in such traditional crafts as weaving, basket making, wood carving, pottery, and the production of leather and traditional copper items. A large variety of hand-produced items are on sale at the Centre's shop

Athalassas Avenue 186, Strovolos, Lefkosia
Operating Hours: 
The workshops are open: Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 14:30, Thursday: 15:00 - 18:00 (except in July - August)

Natural History Museum of the World
Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites. Some of the specimens are unique and rare. It includes dinosaur specimens, birds, plants, insects, etc.

N120 Α+Β Strovolos Avenue, Strovolos, 2042 Nicosia
Telephone:  22312676
Fax: 22487716
Opening Hours:  
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:30-16:30
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-16:30
Opening Period: All year round
Entrance Fee:
Juniors & Students @ €3
Adults: @ €5

Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
The Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum houses the private collection of contemporary Cypriot and Greek Art of the Zampelas family. This unique art centre is in the heart of Nicosia, in the picturesque area of Kaimakli, offering visitors a taste of modern Cypriot culture. Furthermore it houses temporary exhibitions in the Zmart Gallery, a shop offering collectible souvenirs and art objects based on the Museum’s artworks and a charming indoors and outdoors café. Educational programmes and guided tours are also on offer. The building itself is an architectural landmark that combines tradition with progress.

Opening times:
September - May
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00

June, July, August
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00

The Museum is closed from 8 to 22 August and on all public holidays.
* To confirm our opening hours, please call 22456099 before your visit.

Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Kaimakli, CY - 1020, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22456099 Fax: +357 22456091   |

The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) located on Ermou Street in the heart of the walled city of Nicosia, opened in 2014. The CVAR is home to the Costas and Rita Severis collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighbours. The CVAR also houses a library and research centre whose over 5,000 volumes are available to scholars and casual readers alike. In its café and roof garden, the CVAR screens films and slide shows. On the ground floor, the CVAR hosts a wide range of activities, workshops and seminars supported by the Foundation and its partners to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence.

Address:285 Ermou Street, Nicosia 1017, Cyprus
Tel:357 22 300999

Visiting Hours
Winter:(Closed Monday)
Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30-16:30
Friday: 9:30-21:00
Summer:(Closed Sunday)
Monday-Saturday: 10:30-18:00

Research Centre
Winter:(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30-16:30
Summer:(Closed Sunday)
Monday-Saturday: 10:00-18:00

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