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Folklore and Folk Art Museum of Sifnos

Last Update: Mar 2010

The Sifnians Association at Athens

Museum APOLLONIA , SIFNOS , GREECE
(Est. 1966)
Heroon Square 84003 APOLLONIA , SIFNOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22840 33730, 31341
Operating period: 01Apr - 31Oct  

Folklore and Folk Art Museum of Sifnos - Photo Gallery

Folklore and Folk Art Museum of Sifnos - Overview

  The Folklore Museum of Sifnos is located in the central square of Apollonia, the Heroon square. It was founded by the Sifnians Association at Athens with the aim to preserve and promote the island's tradition with regard to aspects of everyday rural life and the local arts. Among the most important exhibits of the museum collections are:
- Collection of swords and rifles.
- Collection of traditional costumes.
- Wood sculptures, chests.
- Embroideries and laces.
- Domestic utensils, among them the notable sifnian ceramics, but also spoons and knives from Constantinople.
- Agricultural tools.
- Digging, apiarian and pottery tools.
- Portraits of Sifnian personalities.
- An archive of the local newspapers "Sifnos" - the oldest newspaper of the Cyclades, established in 1880 - "Sifnian News" and "Sifnian Voice" (1965-1986).

Executives & Departments

  • Auxiliaries tel. information contact:, Tel.: 22840 31977, Email:  
    Sifnos Municipal Tourist Office, Kamares

Activities / facilities / services / specialization

Museum

Art & culture

Museum • Folklore
Museum exhibits • Weapons / Armour • Portraits • Household items • Clothing/Costumes • Embroideries/ Woven fabrics • Tools

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