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“Well worth a visit”

Paphos Ethnographic Museum
Ranked #41 of 129 things to do in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Unlike all the other museums and historic attractions in Paphos, this is a privately-owned and run museum.

As you enter the front door, you are met by the enthusiastic elderly lady who was born in the house and was the wife of the man who created the museum's contents - an archaeologist who pioneered the unveiling of Cyprus's history.

Be prepared to buy the book she offers - it provides an insight into the superb exhibits on the ground floor, that include an ancient cave burial site, a beautiful courtyard garden, the bake-house, the kitchen, a room devoted to ceramics, a traditional bedroom, a room revealing traditional agricultural skills, and a room revealing pre-historic finds.

The upper floor is more of a memorial to her own family history - incuding a graduation photo of her son getting his degree at the University of Hull.

If you're interested in how Cypriots lived before the arrival of electricity, this is a must-visit.

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

A single building houses the museum on two levels, with each of the 6 rooms dedicated to a different aspect of the culture. From the local clothing to local cuisine, they show the tools used to support life in Cyprus in previous centuries. I'd recommend about 1/2 hour to visit.

Admission 3E/person, guide book 6E. Recommend walking since no real parking near by.

Thank Sweagle97
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Small quite dark lit museum in an old style house - only a couple of Euro's to get in though they will give you the price with the guidebook which is an additional 6 Euro's, Some intersting items within - doesn't take long to do and worth a quick visit at same time you do the Byzatine museum which is two minutes away.

Thank jakkinthegroove
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Am sure more people would visit if they knew what ethnographic meant! Lots of interesting photos and exhibits but was pricey for what there was. Would only recommend a visit if you are hard up for something to do - as I was!

Thank alanaplin
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Interesting insite to old Pafos. Check times of opening.
Very near the Byzantine Museum and Municipal Musem

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