The Folklore Museum in Aradippou village was established in 2007 with the primary purpose of conserving, researching, and promoting the rich Cypriot Folklore Tradition. This museum is located in a historical mansion dating back to 1901. It utilizes both the basement and upper storey for its exhibits, while a charming small amphitheater in the yard hosts cultural and artistic performances as well as exhibitions during the summer season.
The museum's basement is home to various rooms, such as the Sun Room, Family Chamber, Weaving Hall, Domestic Appliances Hall, Farming and Animal Raising Hall, and Traditional Jobs Hall. Notably, from March to May, visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the seasonal process of silkworm breeding, observing them create cocoons and eventually emerge as silk moths.
As for the upper storey, it consists of two rooms – a single room and the Hall of the Social and Cultural Traditions of Aradippou. The latter is where a captivating re-enactment of the traditional wedding ritual known as 'the dressing of the bride' is performed.
Originally, the museum building belonged to the Kostas Xatzikakou family and subsequently changed hands to the Pavlos Konstantinides family. Eventually, the Kaimakliotis family acquired the property and generously donated it to the Aradippou Municipality in memory of Kostas Kaimakliotis.
The Cyprus Handicraft Centre serves as a hub for creating and selling authentic folk art and crafts deeply rooted in tradition. At this unique establishment, visitors have the opportunity to witness skilled artisans in action at their respective workshops, practicing various time-honored crafts like embroidery, lace making, tapestry, weaving, basketry, woodcarving, pottery, metalwork (including copperware and silver), as well as leather and garment making.
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia was established in April 1989, and it resides in a complex of three historic buildings that have been meticulously restored and modernized to meet contemporary museological standards. The aim is to offer visitors a welcoming and enjoyable space to explore its rich Collections.
Dedicated to presenting the history of Nicosia, the last divided capital of Europe, the Museum takes visitors on a journey through time, covering the city's past from prehistoric ages to the present day. Its exceptional Collections, comprising over 10,000 objects such as maps, documents, paintings, engravings, and costumes, eloquently narrate the story of Nicosia.
The Folk Art Museum of Arsos, located in a mountainous village, was established in 1997 and occupies a beautifully restored 18th-century residence, recognized as a historical Ancient Monument.
The museum offers insights into the daily life and customs of the area's inhabitants, who primarily engage in wine production.
Established in 1985, the Municipal Folk Art Museum is situated in a renovated building, where it proudly presents a captivating array of Cypriot folk art dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. With a splendid showcase of over 500 exhibits spread across six rooms, the museum offers an enlightening glimpse into various aspects of traditional Cypriot life, encompassing art, culture, traditions, society, trade, and more.
The Deryneia Folk Art Museum is situated within a historic traditional dwelling, where it presents an array of agricultural tools and equipment that were once utilized by farming families in the past.
Adjacent to it lies the Open Air Traditional Folk Art Museum, which offers a deeper insight into various traditional occupations through its exhibition rooms.
Situated within the confines of Paralimni's municipal property, the Paralimni Folkloric Museum is housed in a charming 19th-century residence. Here, a remarkable collection of Cypriot art, along with various everyday tools and implements, vividly portrays the rural lifestyle of the area's past inhabitants.