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Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

Zinonos Kitieos 4, Larnaka City 6023, Cyprus
+357 24 145375
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There are a few artifacts in this museum, but not many. When I visited there was a contemporary... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RebGregor
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Small but Interesting.

As the main museum was closed we headed here, it is small but with a decent selection of exhibits... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Gillian S
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Theale, United Kingdom
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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 - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 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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Zinonos Kitieos 4, Larnaka City 6023, Cyprus
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Reviewed yesterday

There are a few artifacts in this museum, but not many. When I visited there was a contemporary exhibition on, which I wouldn't have chosen to see had I known beforehand.

Thank RebGregor
Reviewed June 11, 2017

As the main museum was closed we headed here, it is small but with a decent selection of exhibits, it will keep you busy for half an hour. There is no café but the garden is a nice place to sit.

Thank Gillian S
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your comments. I hope you enjoyed your stay and wish that we will have the chance to have you back. My warmest regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed May 17, 2017

My visit to this museum was totally unplanned. Due to a missed bus and time to kill, I went here. Small museum but a great collection spanning thousands of years. The icing on the cake is the tiny outlet that sells authentic keepsakes. Was able...More

Thank Malathy G
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your comments.I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit. I hope when you look at the map it will bring good memories of Cyprus and our museum. My best and warmest regards,...More

Reviewed March 24, 2017

As the most expensive visit, so far, in the city I was expecting more than this. Only a small area with one room closed off, a shop area and an outside garden. I'm interested in archaeology but I went round it twice in 20 minutes....More

Thank PARIS522
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting our museum and for your comments. I am sorry about the closed room but we were in the process of setting up an exhibition. I wish you had asked us for information and we would have gladly tried to...More

Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

It is worth 3 euros 💶 to see this great collection of really ancient antiquities. They are mainly dating back to Mycenaean era around 1500 BC. Quite good condition many of these. Pierides family have done a great service.

Thank Landage W
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017

Dear visitor, It gives us great pleasure to see you enjoining our collection. We are very happy you liked it and appreciate your lovely review. Thank you for visiting and hope we see you again. Best regards, Peter

Reviewed December 28, 2016

This gets all my stars, not because of what's inside but just because it is a stunning colonial style building. Wish I could live in a place like this.More

Thank Nick K
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2016

Dear Nick, Thank you very much for visiting our museum! I am so happy you liked the building. Indeed it is a colonial style building. Originally the hose was only one floor in 1825 when it was built. Then in the late 1890's the second...More

Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Recently whilst in Cyprus I had the good fortune to visit the Pierides Museum. It is housed on the ground floor in a beautiful old colonial building. The museum is fairly small as sadly the upstairs is a private residence. The collection is quite impressive...More

Thank MAKGB
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for coming to our museum and for your lovely review. I am happy you enjoed your visit. Hope to see you again. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed October 21, 2016

Small but very interesting museum housed at the Pierides Mansion, a extremely beautiful house built in 1825 . A reach collection from the Chalcolithic period to The Medieval one. Ten minutes walk from the central Larnaca Finikoudes bus station Entrance ticket 3 euro Open hours:...More

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting and for your review! It makes me very happy to see people enjoying our museum and our collection! Wish I had the chance to meet you and give you a tour. Hope you come again and I...More

Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is not the British museum, but it has a very good collection of local antiquities, it is centrally located, inexpensive, forget the beach for a couple of hours and go see it.

Thank Terry L
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

Dear Terry, Thank you very much for visiting our museum! I am really happy that you enjoyed our collection. Hope to see you again! Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed October 16, 2016

Small museum but with lovely artefacts dating back to Cyprus' first settlers. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank decibel2016
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum! We really appreciate your review and hope to see you again! Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

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