Museums Cyprus

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Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum was established by Andreas Nicolaou and is a personal endeavour which started 20 years ago. Today, this collection comprises more than 150 motorcycles. At the Museum one can see motorcycles dated between 1914 and 1983, such as AJS, MV AQUSTA, MA...moreTCHLESS, NORTON, BSA, TRIUMPH, ARIEL, BMW, JAMES, MOTO GUZZI, ROYAL ENFIELD and many more.

Archaeological Museum in Limassol
The Archaeological Museum in Limassol was founded in 1948 and was initially housed in a part of the Limassol Castle. During the conflicts of 1964 it remained close as it was transferred to the National Guard. Construction activities both for the new modern Museum and the Court Hou...morese began in 1972.

Cyprus Museum of Natural History
The Cyprus Museum of Natural History opened to the public in 1996. It was founded by «The Photos Photiades Charity, Scientific and Cultural Foundation» and it is the largest museum of its kind in Cyprus.

Museum of Kykkos Monastery
The Museum of the Holy Monastery of Kykkos has followed all the formal specifications of modern museums but it is substantially different from them. It is not a museum that is completely separate from the functional space of the items it exhibits and neither is it a museum that contai...morens exhibits only on the strength of their artistic value as are the museums of ancient Greek art.

Leventis Municipal Museum
The Leventis Municipal Museum presents the history and social development of the city of Nicosia from the Chalcolithic period (3.000 B.C.) to the present day. The Museum was founded in 1984 after the initiative of the Mayor of Nicosia, Mr Lellos Demetriades.

Cyprus Museum
The Cyprus Museum (also known as the Cyprus Archaeological Museum) is the oldest and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus. It houses artefacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Cypriot antiquities in the world and is located on Museum street in central Nicosia.

Cyprus Police Museum
Visiting the Cyprus Police Museum, that has been housed since December, 2004, in a specially designed building near Police Headquarters in Nicosia, can be a really unique experience. The Museum was originally set up in 1933 as a Criminal Museum, by the then British Chief of Police of the colonial government.

Archaeological Museum of Lefkosia
The first archaeological Museum of Lefkosia was housed in a building on Victoria St. in old Lefkosia, in the occupied part of the town. It was founded in 1888 as a privately run institution to protect the finds that started to come to light during the first legal excavations undertaken during the British rule of the island.

Larnaka District Museum
The Larnaka District Museum is located near the centre of town. Inaugurated in 1969, it originally consisted of two exhibition rooms. In 1987 and 1988 the Museum was enriched with new rooms and finds. Today it consists of four galleries where the disposition of objects follows a chronological succession so that the visitor may have a more complete picture of the historical development of the city of Kition and the District of Larnaka in general.


Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum
The Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum is located next to the superb early 10th century stone church of Agios Lazaros, situated in the centre of Larnaka. The museum is actually housed in some of the cells of the hypostyle porch, still standing to the south of the church. Exhibits include important religious icons, artefacts and relics.

Pierides Museum
The Pierides Museum exhibits a fascinating private collection of Cypriot antiquities acquired over the years from 1839 by five generations of the Pierides family, one of the most well known families of Larnaka. It is housed on an old family mansion house built in 1825. It includes exhibits from the Neolithic times, Copper Era, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman periods. This unique museum covers 9000 years of Cypriot art.

Museum of Paleontology
On Europe Square and in the old colonial style Customs warehouse operates the Pierides – Tornarides museum of Paleontology (Tel.24629333). This is the only museum of its kind in Cyprus and houses a unique collection of fossil life covering 500 million years. Among the rare local exhibits there are bones from pygmy elephants and hippopotamus, which ceased to exist on the island only around the year 10.000 B.C.

Medieval Museum
At the end of the palm trees promenade on Athens Av. and on the second floor of the Larnaka Castle (Tel.24304576) you can visit interesting museum collections of Early Christian period (4-7th centuries), Byzantine wall-paintings of the 11-16th centuries, Medieval glazed pottery from the 12-18th century, helmets and swords of the Venetian period (15-16th century), metal cooking utensils of the Ottoman period (18-19th century). In the open yard of this castle, which accommodates a 600 seat open-air theatre, a collection of Ottoman canons is also in display.

Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Lazarus
In one of the large rooms at the back yard of St. Lazarus church (Tel. 24652498) operate a Museum exhibiting the ecclesiastical treasures of the church of St. Lazarus. Among the exhibits are Byzantine Icons, Gospels, Crosses as well as ecclesiastical treasures from the whole District of Larnaka.

Limassol Castle & Cyprus Medieval Museum
This castle was the site of the Royal Wedding, in 1191, between Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre, after which she was crowned Queen of England. It was built in the 14th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle. Limassol Castle is one of the main tourist attractions of Limassol, and it is situated near the Old Port. It also houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

Folk Art Museum
Cyprus has a rich folk history, and with it has come some visually stunning Folk Art. This museum showcases much of that Art, and the collection includes national costumers, embroidery and tapestry, presented in a unique fashion. It dates from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and is housed in a beautifully restored old house. The museum is located at 253 Agiou Andreou Street.

Kourion Museum
About 5 kilometres before the Kourion ruins is the Kourion Museum. The museum is based in an attractive old house, and exhibits a collection of antiquities and other finds from the nearby archaeological sites. It is roughly 14 kilometres to the west of Limassol, on the road towards Paphos, and is in the Episkopi village.