Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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At the top end of the 'Spaniada', Corfu Town's central park area, stands the Palace of St Michael and St George. This is the most significant building from the period of English rule and was originally built as the luxury residence of the then British Lord High Commissioner. It's now home to the Corfu Museum of Asian Art - the only one of its kind in Greece, dedicated to the arts of Asia.
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Paul M
Lancing, UK338 contributions
The museum was on our ‘must visit’ list for Corfu and we chose an afternoon when we were already in the town and avoiding a heavy thunderstorm.

The palace of St Michael and St George is centrally located and impressive in itself, although most of the smaller domestic items were no longer there, the grand rooms, paintings and some of the furniture remain.

The museum’s contents however were throughly engaging and we easily spent a couple of hours or more working our way from room to room looking at the collections.
Written June 10, 2022
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Rod B
Barwon Heads, Australia201 contributions
What a gem ! Anyone visiting Corfu is well advised to add display this to their itinerary. It truly was an astonishing experience. It highlights the lifetime collection of a Corfiot diplomat called Gregórius Mános. He spent a lifetime collecting art pieces from assorted asian cultures and returned with it to Corfu. The government has set it up on display in a magnificent building that housed successive councils/governments - it was one of the highlights of our entire trip and is a ‘must visit’ if you get to Corfu.
Written January 7, 2020
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purpleboots
wales123 contributions
Solo
You can’t miss the building there on the square overlooking the cricket ground and the garden is wonderful (& very popular with the local teens) but do go in. Extensive collections of Chinese Japanese and Indian artefacts are displayed to give a clear idea of the historic context - all explained in English / Greek. There’s also another surprise- a collection of Uzbek/ steppes clothing / weaves collected since the 60/ and donated by keen travelers.
Well worth the money just to wander around the place but you also get the joy of the building itself
Quiet when I was there but I’m guessing busy in more normal times
Written September 26, 2020
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slinky09
London, UK83 contributions
This is a great way to spend an hour or so in a wonderful building with great architecture and a surprisingly good collection of Asian (Chinese, Japanese and Indian primarily) art.

More surprising are the ground floor rooms, the exhibit about the Order of St Michael and St George, and the English regency furniture .

We had the whole building almost to ourselves it seemed on visiting. The views from the windows over the sea were lovely too.
Written September 27, 2020
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esca95lett
Manchester, UK6 contributions
A full day out at Town we took the chance on this and where not disappointed. With an interest of Asian art we thoroughly enjoyed this peaceful museum and its wonderful collection in such a stunning palace . The view from the back too its great. Well worth the visit
Written September 28, 2020
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Alex Dobre
London, UK49 contributions
Couples
The museum it is a small place but filled with history. The tour takes approximately 1h if you read everything. For someone who loves art it is a nice place to visit. We've enjoyed it.
Written September 19, 2020
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Katerina L
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine6 contributions
Couples
One of the greatest cultural and museum related experiences in my life. I’m deeply thankful to the creators of this place. Would highly recommend for everyone who is keen on beauty and history. Women samurais was another big discovery for me. Well air conditioning and lovely staff.
Written September 18, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,761 contributions
Almost every major Asian culture is represented here. This is quite an impressive collection full of treasures and set in a splendid old building. The architecture alone is worth the visit. Good descriptions.
Written July 13, 2021
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Steve Buckley
London, UK5,530 contributions
It is impossible to miss the impressive Palace of Saints Michael & George at the far end of the equally impressive Spianada Square but I suspect relatively few people know that this is the home of Corfu’s Museum of Asian Art.

I was one such person until my recent Walking Tour of Corfu Old Town and - particularly as my wife and myself have spent over 20 years in Asia - we visited the Museum earlier today. After having paid our 3 Euros (senior citizen - 65+) entrance fees, we set about viewing the extensive 2 Floors of varied artefacts/exhibits.

It proved most worthwhile and informative - helped by the most welcoming Museum personnel. Certainly something I would recommend to other visitors - particularly those with an interest in Asia.
Written July 13, 2021
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bernalgirl
San Francisco, CA76 contributions
Family
The Guide Books don't tell you and many residents didn't know but it's closed for renovations for THREE Long Years!! Too Bad!! We were really looking forward to seeing it.
Written July 10, 2013
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