Ermoupolis Industrial Museum

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Ermoupolis Industrial Museum

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Georgina M
Ryde, UK215 contributions
Friends
I read about this museum on trip advisor and on Internet sites and as it was only five minutes walk from where we were staying, we gave it a go. We read that it was free on Wednesdays, but that is no longer the case, we paid two euros each. Check the opening times as they change for winter. The museum is not well signposted, but it is basically on the opposite side of the road to the hospital. We firstly walked around the back, where there are several interesting old pieces of factory equipment and an ancient rusty wheel from a British paddle steamer.
Inside the museum the curator was very friendly and helpful. We were left alone to walk around but invited to ask him questions if needed. The museum was divided into several sections such as boat building, textile industry, town planning, old fashioned shop, and a lovely gallery of local paintings. All the exhibits had signs in English as well as Greek.
Written October 31, 2012
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littleloudone03
38 contributions
This museum is such a great find in the island of Syros, it showcases the history of industry in Syors and the electric car is a highlight. The guide (older gentleman) is the best ever as he is passionate and very informative. He made the tour interesting and brought in some humor. There were plenty of artifacts laid out to document the history of Syros. Definitely a must to see when visiting Syros and a hidden gem
Written November 5, 2019
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mylonakis
Astigarraga, Spain89 contributions
Solo
This museum is a hidden gem and a delightful experience for anybody interested in industrial history. Unfortunately next to no explanations in a language other than Greek. Would have rated 5* otherwise.
Written April 13, 2019
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Vicky K
Syros, Greece26 contributions
Family
You can see there alot of interesting things as:

Enfield Automotive 8000 Electric City Car ( known as the E8000ECC ) was created in the island Syros in the 70s. The original buildings of theatre Apollon and the municipality of syros.

So interesting to see the industrial developmet of the island
Written November 15, 2016
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Athena Sp
17 contributions
A very interesting museum which gives a very good picture of the flourishing industry and businesses on Syros in the previous centuries. Among the very interesting items shown is an electric car produced there in the 60ties!! Amazing. Both the lady and the gentleman in charge were happy to give us a tour and a lot of information on the objects exhibited. Definitely worth visiting. Only negative : no air conditioning.
Written August 17, 2016
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Pauline96
Maroussi, Greece186 contributions
Friends
I liked everything except the road signs, which is something all over Greece. Siros is a very civilized island, people are friendly and polite, restaurants offer a variety of dishes, beaches are clean with crystal clear water, prices are very good.
Written July 28, 2012
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Richard S
Vienna, Austria8 contributions
Couples
The museum seems to be partly closed (the upper floor was not open) and it seems more to depict the idea of collecting items that represent certain eras of the industrial heritage of Siros than a concept on how to tell visitors a story about Siros industrial heritage.

So one kind of gets lost within nice and interesting items that seem to have some hidden link you can then makeup.

This is even more so as the information that might provide some linkage is in English only. Maybe one should ask the staff for more information, I was just too lazy but they seemed very nice and helpful.

Also parts of the museum seemed to be closed, the upper floor was not open to public.

This place could use the eye of a stranger or somebody with experience in museum pedagogy to also tell a story rather than just show certain parts of it.

Still very much worth a visit if you are in Siros!
Written November 13, 2017
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Konstantinos L
Hermoupolis, Greece1 contribution
You have to begin your tour on Syros from the Industrial Museum to understand where you are. You will have the opportunity to see a lot of photographs and machinery remnants from the period Hermoupolis was the first port and the center of commerce in Greece. Do not miss it!!!
Written May 16, 2017
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Listergate
London, UK188 contributions
Solo
This (free) museum, appropriately housed in a refurbished industrial building near the shipyard, gives an interesting insight into the town’s history – from its origins and growth through the nineteenth century to its mid-twentieth-century decline and its current resurgence. That process is illustrated with architects’ plans, fascinating photographs of places and local dignitaries, and of course artefacts – including printing and textile machines (some made in England, at her own industrial height), and smaller objects ranging from typewriters to pens and a bass tuba of the municipal band.
Written June 9, 2016
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1958Duncan
Howden, UK146 contributions
Couples
Lovely little museum featuring the industrial history of Syros. The main highlight is a cute 1970s electric car designed by Enfield in London but manufactured in Syros I had no idea electric cars were being trialled nearly 50 years ago. Other favourites include photographs, printing press, and history of the local shipyards.

Staff are friendly and helpful. The museum is about 15 minutes walk west from the main harbour and is located opposite the entrance to the hospital.
Written May 10, 2016
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