Museums in Corfu

Corfu boasts a range of unique and intriguing museums that cover all disciplines, including archaeology, art, religion, history, literature, economics and politics.

 


The museum’s exhibitions span the island’s archaeological history and feature the oldest surviving Greek pediment from the Temple of Artemis Gorgon, the exquisite Lion of Menecrates, and the busts of the historian Thucydides and the dramatist Menander.
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On display you’ll find over 10,000 beautifully intricate artifacts from India, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Nepal and Tibet.
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Greece’s banknotes reflect its geopolitical history as you’ll see in this interesting museum. Here you’ll also admire the country’s first banknote, early bank documents and one of the world’s first banknotes from 14th Century China. And you can find out how money is printed.
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A beautiful 15th Century basilica boasts interesting religious icons from the 15th-19th Century. The church is an excellent example of Corfu’s unique religious architecture, while artifacts showcase the role Corfu played in preserving the field of religious art as many Cretan artists fled to Corfu.
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The Reading Society of Corfu constitutes one of the most important academic institutions in modern Greece. The first of its kind, it was founded in 1836 by illustrious Greek scholars of the period. The Society houses an important collection of books, maps, artwork and newspapers.
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If you want to get a feel of what village life was like in Corfu, stroll through this museum. You’ll find a replica of a village homestead, as well as agricultural equipment, traditional Corfiot costumes and examples of Corfu’s ceramic objects.
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Visit the estate that belongs to the family of Ioanni Kapodistria, Greece’s first Prime Minister. Kapodistria’s personal items are on display here.
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Admire works of art by famous Corfiot painters, such as Kogevina, Pachis and Prosalenti.
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Admire an interesting collection of ceramic objects and art, including pieces from the peak of the art form’s popularity in Corfu.
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Visitors will find exhibits and artifacts found in Palaiopolis, including household, commercial and religious objects that reveal interesting aspects of the private and public lives led by the ancient Corfiots. Only 3 km from Corfu Town, the museum is easily accessible.
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After being mercilessly massacred during WWI, the Serbian government and Army fled to Corfu for safety. This museum documents their plight and their subsequent life in Corfu, and displays military objects (including weapons) as well as medical equipment owned by Serbian doctors.
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Visit the house where Dionysis Solomos, Greece’s national poet, lived. On display you’ll find the desk where he penned his masterpieces, an autograph of his, interesting photographs and many manuscripts.
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