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Pierides Museum

Address: Zenonos Kitieos 4, Larnaka 6023, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0035724814555
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Ranked #17 of 34 Attractions in Larnaka
Type: Museums
Owner description: Pierides MuseumOpening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Pierides MuseumOpening Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00 Friday - Saturday: 9:00 - 13:00 Sunday: ClosedEntrance fees: Adults: 3,00 EUR Children / Students: 1,00 EUR Group 10+ : 2,00 EUR Description:The Archaeological Collection of the Pierides Museum is considered as one of the most important collections of Cyprus. The collection was initiated by the enlightened Demetrios Pierides in the 19th century and has been systematically enriched.The Pierides Museum is conveniently located in the commercial center of the city of Larnaka, parallel to the sea front. It can be characterized as one of the most important private museums of Cyprus, since the collection contains a significant and characteristic presentation of the civilization of Cyprus through the centuries. The Archaeological Collection is housed in the former, colonial style, residence of the Pierides family, built in 1825, where the visitor can travel through the ages covering 9000 years of the island's history, beginning from Neolithic times through to the Bronze Age, Geometric, Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine - Medieval Age.A very important cartography collection of old maps and charts of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean is also housed in the Museum, as well as the prized collection of Greek and Roman glassware.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Here you can see a lot of exhibits, discovered in the area, dating back to ancient times, exposed in a very professional manner. Very interesting are the maps of Cyprus, several hundred years old.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to this museum before to go in airport , It was reveled a nice visit , All greek statu , and the history of the island , it's not so bigger but very interesting place . Cheeper tickets to entry .

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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The museum is located in the heart of Larnaca town. The museum is flourishing with medieval pottery and embroidery, very quiet and a large outdoor exhibition area as well. The management is very informative and pleasant to have around. As a local i have visited the museum numerous time, the symbolic entrance fee is no problem and there is a... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A museum as you remember them - glass cases full of ancient artefacts well labelled in English, Russian and Greek - situated in an old building that really gives you the feel of the colonial history of Cyprus.

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Harvest, Alabama
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48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The exhibits are the best in Larnaka, but photos are not allowed. Don't miss the Howling man -- a neolithic clay figure.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited this museum as it had good reviews on trip advisor. However it is to be avoided unless you like showcases with labels of mainly pre Roman items. We were very disappointed.

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Ashdjian, Manager at Pierides Museum, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Firstly i would like to thank you for visiting our museum. Secondly i would like to inform you that our museum has a very large collection of Roman period Glass artifacts as well as an important collection of medieval pottery. In the museum there is also a collection of folk art embroiderys and woodcarvings. All tree collections are... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely little museum - the building itself is one of my favourite Cypriot style buildings! It houses some lovely stuff - just enough to keep your interested and not too much that you get bored - so a good filler if you have an hour or so spare - but not perhaps a destination museum!

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Larnaka, Cyprus
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Worth a quick visit. Display could be more inventive. Many object are the same and young children soon become bored. A good place to escape the sun

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63 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This museum proves that size does not make the museum. This small family museum with an interesting past is wonderful. The story of how the family came into the possession of the artifacts alone is worth the visit. Most of these 'recovered' artifacts came as a result of a great deal of searching and funding by this family. The artifacts... More 

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Falmouth, Cape Cod
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I wouldn't fly to Cyprus just to see the Pierides museum, but if you're anywhere near Larnaca you should definitely go. The national museum in Nicosia has a better collection, but Pierides definitely ranks second. The history of the family and their museum alone is worth it. The strong sides are the prehistoric collection, the Byzantine stoneware (a/k/a pots and... More 

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