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Paphos, Cyprus » Entertainment » Exhibitions

Various exhibitions in Paphos can be found at the following museums.

  

Agios Neofytos Ecclesiastical Museum

Agios Neofytos Ecclesiastical Museum lies inside in the Agios Neofytos Monastery. Icons, manuscripts, holy utensils, old books, ecclesiastical garments, various religious objects, jewellery, a collection of ancient Cypriot pottery and old maps of the post Byzantine era are on display at the museum.

Every year in January, the monastery holds exhibition for two days, where Cypriot goods, crafts, and monastic goods are kept for sale.

Location: Agios Neofytos Monastery, Paphos, Cyprus.

Arsinoe Byzantine Museum

Located in the scenic village of Peristerona, the Arsinoe Byzantine Museum is situated within the Holy Bishopric. The museum has the largest collections of icons that date back to 13th century till the 19th century. Also on display are wood carved articles related to church practices, silver and metal artefacts and holy robes and clothes dating back to the 18th century. One can also get to see some rare books and manuscripts.

Location: c/o Bishopric of Arsinoe, Polis, Paphos district, Peristerona village, 9 km (6 miles) south of Polis, Paphos district, Cyrus
Tel.: +357 26 352 515

  

The Byzantine Museum of Paphos

The Byzantine Museum of Paphos exhibits articles dating from the 7th century until the 18th century. The main attraction of this museum is the Byzantine era artefacts that are on show. Among them is the icon of Agia Marina, which is from the 8th or 9th century and is one of the oldest collections available in Cyprus. The museum's main aim was to preserve and to carry forward Cyprus' rich history and tradition for the future generation. Some of the articles that are on display are woodcarvings, ecclesiastical works of metallurgy, sacerdotal vestments and embroideries, manuscripts, old printed books and frescoes.

Location: Andrea Ioannou, Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos Archaeological Museum

Paphos District Archaeological Museum houses a number of archaeological artefacts and remains that were found during the excavations in and around the Paphos (or Pafos) area. The objects found here relate back to the Historic and Pre Historic times. The museum consists of five exhibition rooms. The first room contains items related to prehistoric sites of Paphos while the second room contains objects of the Archaic and Classical eras. The third room represents the Hellenistic and Roman periods while the fourth and fifth room houses objects found at the Kato Paphos area.

Location: Griva Digeni 43, Paphos (Ktima), Paphos, Cyrus
Tel.: +357 26 306 215

  

Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum ( Visit Site )

Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum is located in Polis, Chysochous that is about 35 km away from Paphos. It is Cyprus' last archaeological museum that was opened to the public in November 1998. The reason to erect this museum was to preserve the remains found in the ancient city of Marion / Arsinoe, its cemeteries and the neighbouring area. The museum comprises of two rooms and an atrium where exhibitions are held.

Location: Dios Polieos Poli Crysochous Cyprus

  

Folk Art Museum ( Visit Site )

The Folk Art Museum was the initiative of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and on display are various crafts and activities of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is located within an 18th century building known as "House of Hadjismith". The building has been home to the museum since 1978 and contains a diverse collection of items from all over Cyprus.

Location: Aphrodites Yeroskipou Cyprus