The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

  • Location

    15-17 Ippokratous, Laiki Geitonia, 1011 Nicosia

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-16:30
    Closed on Mondays and all public holidays.

    All year round.

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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 permanent exhibition galleries on three floors guide visitors through the chronological evolution of the city, spanning Ancient Nicosia, the Byzantine and medieval Frankish and Venetian periods, the Ottoman period, the British era, and concluding with the Republic of Cyprus and present-day Nicosia.

The Museum is also home to two private collections of great significance: the Leto and Costakis Severis Collection, along with the Chris Phylactou Collection, showcasing Cypriot and medieval antiquities. Moreover, the Museum's archives boast an extensive photographic collection primarily focused on the city and its inhabitants.

Just two years after its inauguration, in 1991, the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia was honored with the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award. Today, it is widely recognized as one of the foremost history museums in Europe and beyond.

The Museum offers a multifaceted experience, allowing today's visitors to engage with the capital's history in various ways. To cater to people of all ages and backgrounds, the Museum hosts a diverse array of activities and events. These include temporary exhibitions, guided tours, lectures, talks, evening events, and educational activities, all thoughtfully designed to connect with the Museum's Collections and shed light on the history and social development of Nicosia.

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