MUSEUMS

The Archaeological Museum of Corfu:
It has a collection that include tomb stones, coins, statues, funeral gifts and various other artifacts, however the one that stands out is the pediment from the Gorgon which is the oldest stone pediment in Greece.
The Byzantine Museum of Antivouniotisa:
Go by to see the Church in which the collection is housed. The collection is also worth seeing. It includes icons, artworks and relics. Some of the pieces date back to the 15th century.
The Historical and Folkloric Museum of Mesis:
This has a lovely collection of furniture and artifacts. There is also a reconstruction of a house on the 1stfloor, showing what the interior of a house of the 19th century looked like. This collection is housed in a two storey house, to make it that much more relevant.

The island also has a number of Museums that you don’t normally find on other islands. They include:

  • The Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank – old notes, dies, proofs everything that was used to print modern day bank notes.
  • The Corfu Shell Museum – thousands of rare and impressive species of shells are part of this museums collection. Originally collected by a diver as his hobby this vast collection is now on display in the diver’s home town, Corfu Town.
  • The Olive Museum– persevered in an old olive mill, you can look at all the tools they used to use to make the world wide known Greek Olive oil.
  • The Museum of Asian Art– the only one of its kind in Greece, 11,000 items donated from various private collectors. The collection is a combination of items from all over Asia.

Museums

The beautiful Corfu