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Museums and Galleries-Limasol

Lemesos District Archaeological Museum 

The Lemesos (Limassol) Archaeological Museum houses a rich and notable collection of antiquities, covering all the significant periods of Cyprus history. The exhibits are housed in three rooms and are divided into three main categories. One room primarily exhibits pottery of significant historical periods, the middle room houses coins, jewellery, lamps and a variety of copper tools and wares, while the third has sculptures, tomb stones, capitals, inscriptions and other marble and limestone objects. Exhibits include many objects related to Aphrodite, such as fertility and other votive offerings, and female terracotta figurines. The museum is linked with the Aphrodite Cultural Route.

Address:  Anastasi Sioukri & Vyronos 5, Lemesos 
Operating Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 15:00 Monday & Sunday: closed 
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  1,71 Euro 

Municipal Folk Art Museum 

This beautifully preserved old house provides the showcase for a very interesting collection of Cypriot folk art of the last two centuries. Exhibits include national costumes, tapestry, embroidery, wooden chests, waistcoats, men’s jackets, necklaces, a variety of light clothes, town costumes, country tools etc. The museum was established in 1985. More than 500 exhibits are displayed in its six rooms. The museum was awarded the Europa Nostra prize in 1989.  

Address:  Agiou Andreou 253, Lemesos
Operating Hours:  Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 13:30, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 15:00 - 17:30 (June - September: 16:00 - 18:30)
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  0,85 Euro

Fassoula Agricultural Museum 

The Agricultural Museum at Fassoula is housed in a traditional house and contains agricultural tools such as a plough, a yoke, scythe and earthenware jars to store wine or olive oil, as well as everyday objects.  

Address:  Fassoula, Lemesos
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  Free entrance

Carob Museum 

The Carob Mill in Lemesos (Limassol) was originally built in the early 1900s when carobs were one of the main exports of Cyprus. They were used in the manufacture of such products as film, medicine, sweets and chocolates. Most of the machinery used in processing the carobs is intact and exhibited in a building that has been renovated so as to combine the authentic atmosphere of the past with the sophisticated high tech look of the present.  

Address:  Vasilissis Street, (behind Lemesos Medieval Castle) Lemesos
Operating Hours:  Open daily
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  Free entrance

Cyprus Wine Museum 

Situated in the heart of the wine producing countryside a short distance from Lemesos (Limassol) in the village of Erimi, the Cyprus Wine Museum will take you on a journey through the history of wine making in Cyprus. Photographic back drops and audiovisual presentations as well as ancient jars and vases, medieval drinking vessels, old documents and instruments encompass all aspects of wine production.  

Address:  Pafos Street 42, Erimi, Lemesos
Operating Hours:  Open daily
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  4,28 Euro (including a glass of wine)

Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos 

Unique museum housed in a traditional stone building devoted to the history of carob, including a guided tour about carob production. In the carob factory witness a demonstration of carob toffee making and taste-test a variety of traditional products such as pasteli. 

Address:  15 Oinopoiiou, Anogyra, Lemesos
Operating Hours:  Open daily: 9:00 – 19:00
Operating Period:  All year round 
Entrance Fee:  3.00 Euro with a 15 minutes tour