Corfu – Museums

On the island of Corfu you will find remarkable Museums, some of which are unique to Greece, where relics and findings from all the historical periods that have left their mark on the island are saved and presented. In the Archaeological Museum  you will see findings from excavations on the island, with the most significant being the pediment of the Temple of Artemis Gorgon which was found in Palaiopoli. In the Mon Repos estate it is worth visiting the Museum of Palaiopoli which is housed in the mansion that was the residence of the English Commissioner and summer residence of the former Royal Family. The Antivouniotissa Museum  is housed in the homonymous church  in Mouragia, with numerous Byzantine and ecclesiastical relics. Corfu has an incredible Museum of Asian Art that is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, as well as a unique in all of Greece Banknote Museum  in the center of the Old City.

Do not forget to visit the Solomos Museum, operating in the house that the National poet of Greece lived, as well as the Kapodistrias Museum in the village Evropouloi which was the summer house of the family of the first Governor of Greece.

Other significant Museums in Corfu are:

  • The Museum of Ceramic Art
  • The Sea Shell Museum  in the village of Benitses
  • The Olive Museum  in Kinopiastes
  • The Folklore Museum of Acharavi
  • The Folklore Museum of Middle Corfu in Sinarades
  • The Municipal Gallery
  • The Serbian Museum

  • Serbian Museum

    The Serbian Museum of Corfu narrates the stay of the Serbian soldiers in the island, during World War I, after the collapse of the Serbian Front.

  • Banknote Museum

    The Banknote Museum of Corfu, one of the most complete worldwide, is housed in the building of the Ionian Bank, one of the most beautiful of the Old City.

  • Solomos Museum

    The Solomos Museum is located in the old city of Corfu and is the old house of the national poet Dionysios Solomos where his items are exhibited.

  • Museum of Palaiopoli

    The Museum of Palaiopoli is located in Mon Repos of Corfu and hosts exhibits from its construction era and findings from excavations in the area.

  • Museum of Ceramic Art

    The Museum of Ceramic Art of Corfu is housed in the old English barrack of the New Fortress and has ceramic works, samples of the folk art of the island.

  • Kapodistrias Museum

    The Kapodistrias Museum is housed in the family holiday home of the first governor of Greece, in the village Evropouloi of Corfu.

  • Sea Shell Museum

    The Sea Shell Museum in Benitses of Corfu has more than 10.000 exhibits from the deep of the Ionian and Mediterranean Sea and the Indian and Pacific Ocean!

  • Olive Museum

    The Olive Museum is an old oil mill with all of its equipment and is located in Kynopiastes of Corfu.

  • Museum of Asian Art

    The Museum of Asian Art is the most unique museum of Corfu, housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and includes more than 15.000 exhibits.

  • Folklore Museum of Middle Corfu

    The Folklore Museum of Middle Corfu is located in Sinarades and its exhibits are items and costumes from the daily life of the Corfiots in the 19th century.

  • Folklore Museum of Acharavi

    The Folklore Museum of Acharavi, located in northern Corfu, narrates the daily life of the Corfiots during the last three centuries from 1800 and onwards.

  • Municipal Gallery

    The Municipal Gallery of Corfu primarily includes works of Ionian artists of the 19th century and is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George.

  • Antivouniotissa Museum

    The Antivouniotissa Museum is located in the Old City of Corfu and hosts works of the post-Byzantine ecclesiastical art, from the 15th century.

  • Archaeological Museum of Corfu

    The Archaeological Museum of Corfu remains closed due to renovations from May of 2012 and is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2015.

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