The Steni Museum of Village Life

The Steni Museum of Village Life

The Steni Museum of Village Life
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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903amanda
Derbyshire, UK38 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Well, where to start, this museum is a magical place, absolutely stuffed full with interesting memorabilia, lace, artefacts and facts. This museum is such an intriguingly interesting place for you to be taken back in time to how life was for Cypriots many years ago! If you are lucky enough, you will meet the wonderful mukhtar Ηλίας, he has such incredible stories to tell and you will be enchanted by his recollection of how he collected all of the artefacts before opening his wonderful museum. Entrance is free but donations are very welcome!
Written November 21, 2020
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Babicz
Brentwood UK126 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Great museum. Totally free and most signs in English. There did not seem to be anyone in charge but that did not matter. Great café opposite.
Written October 24, 2017
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Susanne B
Paphos, Cyprus171 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
You would not go to Steni just to see the museum as it is small. That said the museum has some interesting exhibits and I certainly learnt things about the area I was not aware of. Given that Steni is a nice e little village with a couple of good taverna it is worth visiting and then perhaps following up with lunch
Written October 31, 2017
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Caroline W
Bradford, United Kingdom235 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
This is like someone's personal collection of memorabilia which gives it a personal touch. There are descriptions in English and plenty of background to each exhibit. When we went we had the place to ourselves
Written April 17, 2014
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Anne C
Southport, England, United Kingdom110 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
One man's collection from his village. Like stepping back in time. Everything from nails to beds, ploughs to lace. Very interesting & there is a great little taverna across the road.
Written November 7, 2014
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Boetie1
Peyia, Cyprus309 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
The museum is beautifully located in the main road through Steni. It houses a large number of implements and household artifacts which are all numbered. There are books available explaining the corresponding numbers which make it easy to follow through the museum at your own pace.

It is surely not the dark and dusty picture that comes to ones mind when you hear the word museum.

It is well worth a visit.
Written October 15, 2014
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angelweeps
Lincoln, UK79 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Fantastic find. Highly recommend a visit here.
Air conditioning was great in the heat of the afternoon. Curator was very informative.
Written December 19, 2013
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fuffer
St. Albans, UK184 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
This museum in the centre of Steni was a wonderful find. It is free to get in and you may get the Mayor as your guide. It is full of artefacts found from within the village itself and tell the history right back to the time of the Ottoman era. There are guides written in English which is a great help and every piece of display is numbered and they correspond with said guide. A wonderful place to spend a few hours, although be warned there is no air con and it gets hot. If you choose to go please put a donation in as this is what keeps this lovely place going. Also opposite the museum there is a lovely cafe for coffee.
Written October 3, 2013
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Alan Y
Limassol City, Cyprus151 contributions
Nov 2019
We found this museum of items from the past quite delightful. It's crammed full of interesting artefacts from the village of Steni and although it's housed within a modern building attached to the villages council offices, we thought it was one of the most interesting museums of this type in Cyprus. Some of the other folk museums on the island are in older houses but the quantity of wonderful items here is special and they are superbly presented. While we were here we met lovely Mrs Anastasia (she's the Muktars wife) and spoke to her about her life and the history of the village.
Steni village is a short drive from Polis and there are two excellent tavernas here - the village should be very proud of the museum - well worth an hour or so, although one could easily spend much longer here - there's so much to see. There's no entry fee but visitors are invited to make a donation. We are looking forward to a return visit.
Written December 16, 2019
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Oli
London, UK62 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very small, yet free to enter. If you're in the area then take a look, otherwise I wouldn't go out of the way for it. May better suit certain people looking for the historic Cypriot upbringing who would find this interesting.
Written October 18, 2019
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The Steni Museum of Village Life is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM