Folk Museum

Folk Museum Folk Museum
The Folklore & History Museum of Milos is located behind the church of Panaghia Korfiatissa in Plaka.

The museum was established in 1967 by the “Union of the Melians in Athens” and there you can learn a lot of things about  the life of the Melians after the 17th century (mostly from 1850 up to 1930, which was a peak period for the Melian society).

 

A visiting to this museum takes back into another time period, as you will see how a city Melian household of the 19th century was like. The museum is not an exact representation of a certain type of a Melian household, but starting from the heterogeneous objects, the aspects of life of the inhabitants in that time period are presented: their dealings inside and outside the house, their influences from other regions, their nutritional and dress preferences, their  ways of entertainment, the organizing of space and time and the exploitation of the local resources.

 

This two-storeyed museum is made of a living-room and the unique exhibits located in it, the work place where the loom is found, the house’s kitchen room, the bedroom, the cellar (used also for the storage of rural products), and the top-floor which constitutes a historic record. In all these rooms you can also admire furniture, textiles, needlework, clothing of that period, house ware, decorative objects, everyday objects and old photographs.

Additional Info

  • Manager: Tzina Grigoriou
  • Working Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00, Monday: Closed
  • Entrance Fee: 3€, Children and Students 1.5€
  • Area: Plaka
  • Phone: +30 22870 21292, +30 22870 28121
  • Cell Phone: +30 6937693794
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