Cyprus Postal Museum

  • Location

    Agiou Savva, 3B (Laïki Geitonia)

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 15:00
    Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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Situated within the walled city of Nicosia, the Cyprus Postal Museum occupies the ground floor of a venerable two-story mansion. Established in 1981, its primary purpose is to showcase the extensive and diverse postal history of the island, tracing back to the 15th century when the Venetian period saw the organization of postal communications to and from Cyprus.

The museum's halls present a chronological arrangement of postage stamps and a wealth of philatelic artifacts, encompassing the era of British Rule. Notably, it houses the oldest series of Cypriot stamps bearing the portrait of Queen Victoria of England, marked with the word 'Cyprus,' as well as the initial dedicated Cypriot series from 1928, depicting significant historical sites and figures related to the island's extensive heritage.

Among the other exhibits are envelopes and stamps issued on the inaugural days of their release since the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960 until the present day. These exhibits highlight the island's crucial historical events, prominent figures, cultural essence, tourist attractions, monuments, and overall contributions to civilization. Additionally, the museum showcases various methods of insuring post, ranging from traditional sealing-wax to advanced machinery, complemented by weighing scales and a collection of philatelic books and magazines.

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