The Leventis Municipal Museum of Lefkosia (Nicosia) is the capital’s only museum that presents the social and historical development of the city, from the Chalcolithic Age until today. Founded in 1984, the museum is named after its donor, the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, which bought and restored the museum’s building, which is housed in a complex of traditional buildings. The museum is administered by Lefkosia Municipality.
The collection includes archaeological finds, traditional costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps, engravings, jewellery and furniture, with a permanent exhibition of different galleries, as well as spaces for temporary exhibitions from other museums and foundations from Cyprus and abroad.
The permanent exhibition is comprised of: the Nicosia Gallery (3900 BC-325 AD); the Byzantine and Mediaeval Galleries (325-1489 AD); the Venetian Period Galleries (1489-1570 AD); the Ottoman Period Galleries (1570-1878 AD), and the British Period Gallery (1878-1960 AD).
The museum is linked with the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
Address: Ippokratous, 17 (Laïki Geitonia)
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.1706 Lon: 33.36147
Contact No: Tel: +357 22 661 475 / +357 22 671 997, Fax: +357 22 662 285
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:30
Closed on Monday.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free
Disabled Access: Offers facilities for the disabled.
Courtesy of the CTO