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Paphos Ethnographic Museum

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Address: Exo Vrysis 1, Paphos, Cyprus
Phone Number: 357 26932010
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Very interesting with some interesting artifacts

Not easy to find but has some very interesting items. The staff weren't very wecoming and little background information was given. The courtyard contains farming equipment and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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gloucestershire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly remember that this is someone's home and is still lived in by the founder's widow. The downstairs has some rooms laid out as a Cypriot cottage but you can only view them from the doorway which means that some exhibits cannot clearly be seen. Upstairs, ground floor level, has the founder's study on show but this appears to be... More 

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Not easy to find but has some very interesting items. The staff weren't very wecoming and little background information was given. The courtyard contains farming equipment and has an ancient catacomb. There are a variety of items that would be better off in a museum that had been collected in the past but the display of a typical kitchen an... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This museum boasts an array of artifacts that represent different aspects of life in Cyprus going back thousands of years. Located in a beautiful old building which remains the home of the family that founded it, the museum is a peaceful setting in which to explore the collection of historical items. It was quiet when we visited, and that added... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A fascinating private museum in the house of the now-deceased archaeologist George Eliades, and now managed by his venerable widow Chryso, a charming lady who is so obviously proud of the house and its contents. It is a treasure trove of eclectic artefacts, including Neolithic axe-heads (hundreds!) and pottery, Greek and Roman coins, farming equipment, household furniture, clothes, modern pottery,... More 

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Thank wendyanddavid536
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I visited this private collection in Paphos Old Town this morning. I will start with the positives - it is a lovingly curated little museum that's full of character and has some interesting exhibits, ranging from traditional Cypriot agriculture artefacts to Byzantine icons and a third century BC tomb in the garden. But - the additional price of 6 Euros... More 

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1 Thank TheSage S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The museum is the personal collection of an eccentric former resident and housed in his family home. It is an unusual mix of historical objects with an informative written guide. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Nigel B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We were looking for somewhere different in Cyprus to hold our wedding and reception. The museum is a lovely venue and we were so well looked after by Fryne and her team. There is a beautiful courtyard which is very private and framed with pretty trees and flowers where we had the ceremony and wedding breakfast for 38 guests. We... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Like most of you I didn't know what 'Ethnographic' meant until I Googled it. This lovely little Museum is full of stuff which reflects how the people of Cyprus lived their lives in the past. The exhibits include Money, a reconstruction of a typical bedroom, the type of ovens that were used for cooking, agricultural equipment, tools and implements used... More 

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Thank APCMann
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had our wedding here in July 2015, could not have asked for a better venue for it. Lovely and private, well taken care of by Fryne and excellent environment for pictures. Certainly worth a visit if you are interested in history and an excellent venue if you want a slightly different setting for you wedding that is unique and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wish I could give 3.5. Simple little museum family run, and very informative of local recent population

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