Silversmithing Museum

Silversmithing Museum, Ioannina: Hours, Address, Silversmithing Museum Reviews: 5/5

Silversmithing Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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PaulMeng
10 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
It's the first time I see a museum dedicated to the history of silversmith, which is closely related to the role of Ioannina in the middle age. It's nice to see the whole flow documented by video and you could easily grasp how the whole thing works, particularly interesting for people studying science and engineering.
Written May 30, 2018
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gladfly
New Castle, NH999 contributions
Jun 2021
Never been to a silver museum and would not have gone if it didn’t start raining heavily so we dashed in for a spell not expecting much and boy were we wrong! Very interesting! Lots of artifacts and information.
Written July 17, 2021
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Georgia
Thessaloniki, Greece13 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Excellent restoration of the old building that hosts the exhibition! The atmosphere and the lighting of the interior are quite mystagogic. Interesting pieces of silver jewelry and other accessories or weapons of the city's history. A must see!
Written September 22, 2019
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Martin S
Salzburg, Austria54 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A interesting museum with a nice sourounding and a breathtaking view and you can buy some really cool staff there - if you like silver. all Restaurants nearby are very good - even the cheap one (we tried 6-7 differnent restaurants :-) )
Written August 2, 2019
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In Love with the Med
London, UK202 contributions
Oct 2018
For anyone interested in the history of the Silversmiths craft then visiting this museum is a must. There are plenty of exhibits that introduce you to the materials and tools used since ages ago by the locals in order to deliver their masterpieces.
Written April 29, 2019
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lawdylawdy
Lincoln, UK906 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fabulous place. The Museum building is in the sort of "inner inner" area of the Castle, and is housed in beautifully restored and refurbished buildings which form part of the Castle walls. The interior is modern and floors and stairs "float" on steel supports in the space provided by the restored stonework. Lighting is sharp and clear. Display cases are so designed that the view of the contents isn't spoiled by reflections. The cases themselves hang, visually, in mid-air and the displayed items themselves "hang" in the cases.

It's beautifully done - the architect did a genius job of it.

As for the silversmithing itself, there are modern, clever explanatory videos showing background information, and scenes of silversmithing from the 1950s and 1960s in Ioannina. The work is superb and it's a shame - though perhaps inevitable - that the skills and the the industry are largely gone.

If time permitted, I'd happily pay a repeat visit. It's an absolute bargain at €3 per person and free for over 65s. The cafe is nice too, and very cheap. Do yourself a favour and go.
Written September 5, 2018
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Ioannis E
Brussels, Belgium63 contributions
Jul 2019
A museum made with the modern techniques of museology dedicated to Ioannina's traditional craft. A must to visit when you are in town.
Written September 14, 2019
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
I was initially hesitant to visit this museum. So glad I decided to visit. The beautifully restored building is most impressive and provides an amazing home for the museum as well as the incredible works of art on display. I learned so much here and not only was it educational, it was also entertaining. Lots of interactive displays. I spent over two hours here. The upper level display features numerous silver ‘art’ pieces that are absolutely beautiful. The small entrance fee is well worth it!
Written December 4, 2018
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ahl7300
Washington DC, DC184 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The traditional silver work from Ioannina has been well known in Greece for centuries. This new museum shows excellent example plus the processes used to create the jewelry and characteristic silver objects. Of particular interest is the extrusion of silver to create a very fine silver thread from which elaborate bracelets and necklaces are made. The museum is new and very well designed; it is very much worth a visit.
Written September 13, 2018
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joopb
Leidschendam, The Netherlands783 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
It is a small but respectable collection. Some pieces are real beauties. But the collecyion as a whole is worth seeing. It will take 30 to 45 minutes.
Written September 13, 2018
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