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Municipal Folk Museum of Amaliada

COUNTY: Elis MUNICIPALITY: Elida

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Folklore

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A folk museum housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, its exhibits donated by the region’s residents.

Municipal Folk Museum of Amaliada opened to the public in September 1994 in a beautiful neoclassical building dated from 1932. Its folklore collection comes from collections of the region’s residents. Its main objective is to protect, promote and to benefit from the traditions of the cultural heritage of Amaliada and the surrounding area. In the museum you will find exhibits of local folk art, as well as items of both local and foreign production. The majority of the exhibits were used from the late 19th century until the early 20th century. The museum also projects the town’s history through photographs, literature and various documents. In the museum’s building, there is the Amaliada radio station where you can find a relative items collection from the first local radio station back in 1952. The collection of traditional toys made of reed created by Christos Anastasopoulos is also exhibited. The museum is at Kazantzakis Square.

Opening Hours: 08.30- 13.30 from Monday to Friday

                           15.00-17.00 on weekends upon request

Tel: +30 26220-22912, +30 26220-22849