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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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A few v. interesting pieces

This is a rather small museum with 4 or 5 exhibit rooms pretty much covering the entire span of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

There are some really good collections in this museum. I particularly liked the Roman glass pieces... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
normannorma1
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Hampshire, 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 4 weeks ago

This is a rather small museum with 4 or 5 exhibit rooms pretty much covering the entire span of history up to the Ottoman period. First off there aren't actually that many exhibit. The museum has tried to make up for quality with mostly very...More

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed our collections. I wish I had the opportunity to give you a personal tour so as to show you even more exciting aspects of Cyprus history...More

Reviewed December 10, 2017

There are some really good collections in this museum. I particularly liked the Roman glass pieces. There was a school visit taking place while we were there and they were having a pop quiz to identify who were the historic busts on display.

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your comments and for visiting our collections. We are happy you enjoyed our museum and hope we see you again. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed October 3, 2017

Pierides Museum is a private museum dedicated to the island's archeology. The whole was stricken by the Pierides family in over 150 years. It is a small museum, a comparison with any museum in London, Paris or Berlin would be displaced. It is placed in...More

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your lovely comments. We are happy you enjoyed our collections and hope we see you again soon. Warmest regards? Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Decent collection, but nothing to sweep you off your feet. But if you have some spare time and you want a break from sunbathing it's a nice way of filling the hours.

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting our museum and for your comments. Hope you enjoyed your visit and your holidays! Warm regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed September 13, 2017

An impressive collection of antiquities preserved by Pierides family, especially ceramic art from Neolithic till Medieval ages. Also, I appreciated all the old maps exposed and the chronological table at the entrance. I must recognize I visited the museum just to refuge from the extreme...More

Thank Delia A
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your lovely comments. I am very happy you enjoyed our collections and hope we have the opportunity to see you again. Warm regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed July 27, 2017

The museum is quite small but cost very little in our opinion and worth the price. The collection is quite old, most of the objects are pottery and statues.

Thank Duroniel
Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum and for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed our collections and hope to see you again. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

Reviewed July 19, 2017

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.

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Ashdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting our museum and for your comments. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian

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.

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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

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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

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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

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