The Museum Of Folk Art in Kyrenia, North Cyprus.
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The Museum Of Folk Art


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The Kyrenia Folk Art Museum is housed in a Venetian house on the quayside. It houses items that illustrate the rural life of the area, and exhibits include rural tools and dress. Entrance is free to holders of a ticket for Kyrenia Castle.

Pressing Matters in North Cyprus!

An olive-wood olive press dominates the ground floor, its rough structure made from unfinished olive tree trunks. There are also agricultural implements, a plough and a traditional workbench, something even young Turkish Cypriots today may not recognise! Climb the stairs to the upper floor, and you pass by a watchman’s room halfway up the stairs.

North Cyprus Handicrafts

On the upper floor, there are examples of local crafts and handiwork, including cloths embroidered with silver thread and head scarves. The former kitchen of the house houses suitable culinary items such as water jugs, wine bowls and wooden mortars. The former bedroom has been reconstructed with appropriate items including a bed and a cupboard full of traditional clothing. 

A Venetian House in Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Perhaps the star of the Folk Museum is the house itself, a chance to see a surviving Kyrenian Venetian three storey home. The Museum is not big, so 30 minutes should be enough to see the exhibits.

Additional Reading: Folk Dancing in Northern Cyprus